Contrast

Con"trast

(kn"trst), n. [F. contraste: cf. It. contrasto.] 1. The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.
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place the prospect of the soul
In sober contrast with reality.
Wordsworth.
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2. Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.
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The contrasts and resemblances of the seasons.
Whewell.
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3. (Fine Arts) The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities. Fairholt.
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