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    contrastive

    contrastive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contrastive

    Definition
    (adj) of words so related that one contrasts with the other
    Synonyms : incompatible
    Example Sentence
    • `rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms
    Definition
    (adj) strikingly different; tending to contrast
    Synonyms : contrasting
    Example Sentence
    • contrasting (or contrastive) colors
    Definition
    (adj) syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence
    Example Sentence
    • disjunctive conjunctions like `but', `or', or `though' serve a contrastive function
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