verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contrast
Synonyms for contrast
Related Words for contrastedcontradict, vary, diverge, mismatch, depart, separate, disagree, hang, bracket, oppose, differentiate, distinguish, weigh, balance, deviate, conflict, collate
Examples from the Web for contrasted
Contemporary Examples of contrasted
He contrasted his vices with those of other congressmen who drank or “snort coke or chase women.”Tea Party Reindeer Farmer Faces Extinction
July 30, 2014
This is contrasted with the human skeletal system, which is classified as an endoskeleton.The Bionic Exoskeleton Helping Paraplegics Walk
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
June 29, 2014
Gloriously smooth, full-grain leather was contrasted with hybrid materials.Nicolas Ghesquière Presents His Debut Collection for Louis Vuitton
March 5, 2014
They contrasted earthy creations made from menswear fabrics with occasional sexy, lingerie-inspired pieces.Valentino's 2013 Fall Couture Collection
July 4, 2013
She contrasted its timidity with a bellicose anti-Hagel salvo from the Christian-right group Concerned Women for America.The GOP’s Steep Descent Into Extreme Politics and Doctrine
February 28, 2013
Historical Examples of contrasted
I suppose the Pilgrim and the Rake are contrasted with each other.Weighed and Wanting
She painted for him what a gentleman and a soldier should be and contrasted with it what he was.
She contrasted them with his own weakness and supineness and degradation.
Melaleucum, black and white; from contrasted colors of the cap and gills.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The extreme of commonplace is contrasted with the most ideal and imaginative of speculations.Phaedrus
- (of a photographic emulsion) the degree of density measured against exposure used
- the extent to which adjacent areas of an optical image, esp on a television screen or in a photographic negative or print, differ in brightness
Word Origin for contrast
1690s, from French contraster (Old French contrester), modified by or from Italian contrastare "stand out against, strive, contend," from Vulgar Latin *contrastare "to withstand," from Latin contra "against" (see contra) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Middle English had contrest "to fight against, to withstand," which became extinct. Modern word re-introduced as an art term. Related: Contrasted; contrasting; contrastive.
1711, from contrast (v.).