from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing or forming a contrast; contrasting.
  • adjective Capable of distinguishing meaning; being in opposition.
  • adjective Pertaining to the study of structural contrasts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of or arising from contrast; due to contrast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective contrasting

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

  • adjective strikingly different; tending to contrast
  • adjective syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence
  • adjective of words so related that one contrasts with the other


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contrast +‎ -ive



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