Part of speech: noun

Distinction by contrary qualities or by contrast.

Part of speech: verb


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Usage examples "contradistinction":

  1. His genius, as Morelli rightly pointed out, is essentially lyrical in contradistinction to Titian's, which is essentially dramatic. - "Giorgione", Herbert Cook.
  2. To his simple intelligence, unvexed by the complexities of life in communities, evil and good stood out in sharp and irreconcilable contradistinction, and the garments were a harrowing symbol. - "The Long Lane's Turning", Hallie Erminie Rives.
  3. These are in absolute contradistinction to the elegant double shafts of the upper gallery. - "Cathedral Cities of Italy", William Wiehe Collins.