Synonyms of contrasting


1. contrast, distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart

usage: put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"

2. contrast, counterpoint, differ

usage: to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"


1. contrasting, contrastive, different (vs. same)

usage: strikingly different; tending to contrast; "contrasting (or contrastive) colors"

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