Contrast and Similarity


Contrast noun - The quality or state of being different.
Usage example: the contrast between the two approaches to the problem of overeating could not be greater

Similarity is an antonym for contrast in difference topic.


Similarity noun - The quality or state of having many qualities in common.

Contrast is an antonym for similarity.

Nearby Words: similar, similarly, similitude, simile

How words are described

notable notable contrast notable similarity
obvious obvious contrast obvious similarity
blatant blatant contrast blatant similarity
sharp sharp contrast sharp similarity
Other adjectives: strong, distinct, definite, real, big, extreme, great, striking, incredible, possible, significant, marked, strange, intentional, visual, surprising, startling, aforementioned, stylistic.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Clan Writers often use related characters to show variations on a theme: each character or generation can provide similarity and contrast to each other.
    Source: The Clan
  • The Fullmetal Alchemist manga, by contrast, falls under this trope: the proliferation of Fantasy Counterpart Culture nations implies a great similarity to the real world, but no actual connection is ever made between the two.
  • Compare and contrast Wounded Gazelle Gambit: The similarity is that in both tropes, a person uses the role of victimhood to his or her own advantage.
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