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con·trast

 (kən-trăst′, kŏn′trăst′)
v. con·trast·ed, con·trast·ing, con·trasts
v.tr.
To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences: an essay that contrasts city and country life; contrasted this computer with inferior models.
v.intr.
1. To show differences when compared: siblings who contrast sharply in interests and abilities; a color that contrasted clearly with the dark background.
2. Linguistics To evince a difference that can distinguish meaning: Voiced and voiceless stops contrast in English but not in Cree.
n. (kŏn′trăst′)
1.
a. The act of contrasting; a setting off of dissimilar entities or objects.
b. The state of being contrasted: red berries standing in vivid contrast against the snow.
2. A difference, especially a strong dissimilarity, between entities or objects compared: the contrast between Northern and Southern speech patterns.
3. One thing that is strikingly dissimilar to another: My new school was a welcome contrast to the one before.
4. The use of opposing elements, such as colors, forms, or lines, in proximity to produce an intensified effect in a work of art.
5. The difference in brightness between the light and dark areas of a picture, such as a photograph or video image.
6. Linguistics A difference between units, especially one that distinguishes meaning.

[French contraster, from Italian contrastare, from Medieval Latin contrāstāre : Latin contrā-, contra- + Latin stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

con·trast′a·ble adj.
con·trast′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contrasting - strikingly different; tending to contrast; "contrasting (or contrastive) colors"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
Translations

contrasting

[kənˈtrɑːstɪŋ] ADJ [opinion] → opuesto; [colour] → que hace contraste

contrasting

[kənˈtræstɪŋ] adj
[colours, styles] → contrasté(e)
(= conflicting) [views, personalities] → opposé(e), contrasté(e)
(= very different) [fortunes] → très différent(e)

contrasting

adj opinions, lifestyle etcgegensätzlich, kontrastierend (form); colourskontrastierend, Kontrast-

contrasting

[kənˈtrɑːstɪŋ] adjcontrastante, di contrasto
References in classic literature ?
So busy was she on this day that she did not hear Laurie's ring nor see his face peeping in at her as she gravely promenaded to and fro, flirting her fan and tossing her head, on which she wore a great pink turban, contrasting oddly with her blue brocade dress and yellow quilted petticoat.
Nor could she help contrasting the conversation of the sharp-witted man at her side with what she still remembered of the vague, touching, boyish enthusiasm of the millionaires of Devil's Ford.
which, barred with various tints, seemed like the Andes' western slope, to show forth in one array, contrasting climates, zone by zone.
All these horrors afflicted Jurgis all the more cruelly, because he was always contrasting them with the opportunities he had lost.
Eva lay back on her pillows; her hair hanging loosely about her face, her crimson cheeks contrasting painfully with the intense whiteness of her complexion and the thin contour of her limbs and features, and her large, soul-like eyes fixed earnestly on every one.
said the girl; and I followed her across a square hall with high doors all round: she ushered me into a room whose double illumination of fire and candle at first dazzled me, contrasting as it did with the darkness to which my eyes had been for two hours inured; when I could see, however, a cosy and agreeable picture presented itself to my view.