Synonyms for (noun) contrast

Synonyms: contrast

Definition: the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

Similar words: comparing, comparison

Definition: the act of examining resemblances

Usage: they made a comparison of noise levels; the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator


Synonyms: contrast

Definition: the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)

Similar words: compass, scope, orbit, range, reach, ambit

Definition: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

Usage: a piano has a greater range than the human voice; the ambit of municipal legislation; within the compass of this article; within the scope of an investigation; outside the reach of the law; in the political orbit of a world power


Synonyms: contrast

Definition: the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors

Similar words: seeing, visual perception, beholding

Definition: perception by means of the eyes


Synonyms: contrast, demarcation, dividing line, line

Definition: a conceptual separation or distinction

Usage: there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity

Similar words: differentiation, distinction

Definition: a discrimination between things as different and distinct

Usage: it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation


Synonyms: contrast, direct contrast

Definition: the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared

Usage: in contrast to, by contrast

Similar words: oppositeness, opposition

Definition: the relation between opposed entities

Synonyms for (verb) contrast

Synonyms: contrast

Definition: put in opposition to show or emphasize differences

Usage: The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student

Similar words: tell, tell apart, differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize

Definition: mark as different

Usage: We distinguish several kinds of maple


Synonyms: counterpoint, contrast

Definition: to show differences when compared; be different

Usage: the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities

Similar words: differ

Definition: be different

Usage: These two tests differ in only one respect