HyperDic: contrastive

English > 3 senses of the word contrastive:
ADJECTIVEallcontrastive, incompatibleof words so related that one contrasts with the other
allcontrastive, contrastingstrikingly different
allcontrastivesyntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence
English > contrastive: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf words so related that one contrasts with the other.
Example"'rich' and 'hard-up ' are contrastive terms"
Synonymincompatible
BroaderantonymousOf words
Spanishincompatible
Verbscontrastto show / show differences when compared
English > contrastive: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningstrikingly different; tending to contrast.
Example"contrasting (or contrastive) colors"
Synonymcontrasting
BroaderdifferentUnlike in nature or quality or form or degree
Spanishcontrastivo
Verbscontrastto show / show differences when compared
English > contrastive: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningsyntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence.
Example"disjunctive conjunctions like 'but', 'or', or 'though' serve a contrastive function"
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
BroaderdisjunctiveServing or tending to divide or separate

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