in marked contrast to

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in marked contrast to

:very different from
  • His current friendly manner is in marked contrast to his usual behavior.

Word by Word Definitions

marked play
  1. : having an identifying mark

  2. : having a distinctive or emphasized character

  3. : enjoying fame or notoriety

contrast play
  1. : to set off in contrast : compare or appraise in respect to differences

  2. : to form a contrast

  1. : juxtaposition of dissimilar elements (such as color, tone, or emotion) in a work of art

  2. : degree of difference between the lightest and darkest parts of a picture

  3. : the difference or degree of difference between things having similar or comparable natures


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