What is another word for contrasts?

Pronunciation: [kˈɒntɹasts] (IPA)

Contrasts are the differences between two or more things. There are various synonyms for the term contrasts, including compare and contrast, differentiate, distinguish, juxtapose, and oppose. Compare and contrast when used as a synonym for "contrasts" helps to emphasize the differences between two contrasting things. Differentiate is mostly used to clarify how two things are dissimilar. Distinguish conveys the notion of differentiating one thing from another by presenting the features that draw them apart. Meanwhile, juxtapose brings out the configuration or location of two or more elements that are contrasting. Finally, oppose expresses the idea of a sharp contrast between two elements that are antipodal. Essentially, there are various synonyms for "contrasts," and selecting the appropriate one will hinge on the context in which it is used.

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Usage examples for Contrasts

There is a thirteenth-century cathedral close by, whose pure Gothic contrasts strongly with the Tartar style so lately left behind in middle Russia.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
What dark contrasts do we bring up when we say, "It was but the other day."
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The variety of rocks is very great, but we do not study these long before we become aware that many kinds which present numerous contrasts in detail, yet possess certain characters in common.
James Geikie

Famous quotes with Contrasts

  • Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities.
    Henry Ward Beecher
  • Europe is the smallest continent. It is not really even a continent—just a subcontinental annexe to Asia. The whole of Europe (excluding Russia and Turkey) comprises just five and a half million square kilometers: less than two thirds the area of Brazil, not much more than half the size of China or the US. It is dwarfed by Russia, which covers seventeen million square kilometers. But in the intensity of its internal differences and contrasts, Europe is unique.
    Tony Judt
  • Current scientific and philosophical usage is so deeply influenced by the Aristotelian tradition, which knows nothing of evolution, that existing dichotomies and contrasts not only usually fail to capture correctly the processes underlying the problems and conflicts discussed in chapter one, but actually hinder understanding of those problems and conflicts themselves.

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