I noun antagonism, antithesis, clashing, contradiction, contradictoriness, contrariety, contrast, counterpoint, departure from, difference, disparity, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctness, divergence, oppositeness, opposition II index antipode, antithesis, contradiction, contraposition, contrary, difference, disparity

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(by opposite qualities),

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  • Contradistinction — Con tra*dis*tinc tion, n. Distinction by contrast. [1913 Webster] That there are such things as sins of infirmity in contradistinction to those of presumption is not to be questioned. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contradistinction — [kän΄trə dis tiŋk′shən] n. distinction by contrast [tolerance in contradistinction to love] contradistinctive [kän΄trə dis tiŋk′tiv] adj. contradistinctively adv …   English World dictionary

  • contradistinction — 1640s, from CONTRA (Cf. contra ) + DISTINCTION (Cf. distinction) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contradistinction — ► NOUN ▪ distinction made by contrasting the different qualities of two things …   English terms dictionary

  • contradistinction — UK [ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkɑntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃən] noun [countable] Word forms contradistinction : singular contradistinction plural contradistinctions in contradistinction to something …   English dictionary

  • contradistinction — n. (formal) in contradistinction to * * * [ˌkɒntrədɪ stɪŋkʃ(ə)n] (formal) in contradistinction to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • contradistinction — con|tra|dis|tinc|tion [ˌkɔntrədıˈstıŋkʃən US ˌka:n ] n in contradistinction to sth formal in contrast to or compared to something ▪ plants in contradistinction to animals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • contradistinction — noun (C) in contradistinction to formal as opposed to: plants in contradistinction to animals …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • contradistinction — noun Date: 1647 distinction by means of contrast < painting in contradistinction to sculpture > • contradistinctive adjective • contradistinctively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contradistinction — contradistinctive, adj. contradistinctively, adv. /kon treuh di stingk sheuhn/, n. distinction by opposition or contrast: plants and animals in contradistinction to humans. [1640 50; CONTRA 1 + DISTINCTION] * * * …   Universalium

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