Definitions

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  • adj. Set in opposition to, showing the differences between.
  • v. Present participle of contrast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. strikingly different; tending to contrast

Etymologies

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From contrast +‎ -ing.

Examples

  • New Jersey Democrats will offer a budget that increases taxes on millionaires, fully funds school districts and restores property-tax refunds for seniors, setting up what they describe as contrasting priorities from the Republican governor, Democrats said Thursday.

    N.J. Democrats Seek to Restore Taxes

  • Sharpening his rhetoric, what they call contrasting himself with Senator Clinton before she started fighting back.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2007

  • (voice-over): Not lost here is that Barack Obama was the first campaign to go on the offensive -- sharpening his rhetoric, what they call contrasting himself with Senator Clinton before she started fighting back.

    CNN Transcript Dec 21, 2007

  • (voice over): Not lost here is that Barack Obama was the first campaign to go on the offensive, sharpening his rhetoric, what they call contrasting himself with Senator Clinton before she started fighting back.

    CNN Transcript Dec 23, 2007

  • (voice-over): Not lost here is that Barack Obama was the first campaign to go on the offensive, sharpening his rhetoric, what they call contrasting himself with Senator Clinton, before she started fighting back.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2007

  • (voice-over): Not lost here is that Barack Obama was the first campaign to go on the offensive, sharpening his rhetoric, what they call contrasting himself with Senator Clinton before she started fighting back.

    CNN Transcript Dec 21, 2007

  • Ron saw these gay men as defining in contrasting ways.

    The best performance I've ever seen: Tim Etchells

  • WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Venus and Serena Williams won in contrasting fashion Thursday to set up their fourth all-sister Wimbledon final and eighth meeting in a Grand Slam title match.

    Sister act part II: Serena, Venus, set up all-U.S. Wimbledon final

  • Venus and Serena Williams won in contrasting fashion Thursday to set up their fourth all-sister Wimbledon final and eighth meeting in a ...

    Tennis News: Stories, Tournaments, Rankings, Money Leaders, Davis Cup

  • In the sense that they generate income, sure, but that's the only claim I would make in contrasting print v. pixels.

    "The fanboys can be merciless."

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