[ kon-truh-di-sting-gwish ]
/ ˌkɒn trə dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ /
verb (used with object)
to distinguish by contrasting opposite qualities.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby contradistinguish
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British Dictionary definitions for contradistinguish
/ (ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ) /
(tr) to differentiate by means of contrasting or opposing qualities
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