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Related to contradistinctive: outlined, inconvenient, overhyped, scrutinised


Distinction by contrasting or opposing qualities.

con′tra·dis·tinc′tive adj.
con′tra·dis·tinc′tive·ly adv.
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This rupture, it will be suggested, led to two contradistinctive schools of thought--the neo- classical school and the neoliberal school--being developed.
(6) However, the Architectural Research Group's promotions are also illuminating for their use of contradistinctive terms, including democracy/ absolutism and participation/elitism, as a persuasive strategy to bolster their modernist polemic.
Of note is Mailings format of appending a contradistinctive example, a coda, for each successful author: in the case of Garcia Marquez, Rigoberta Menchu Turn; in the case of Charles Bukowski, Diana di Prima; in the case of Paul Auster, his first collaborator (and first wife), Lydia Davis; and in the case of Haruki Murakami, the pop novelist Banana Yoshimoto.