in stark/marked/sharp contrast with/to

Definition of in stark/marked/sharp contrast with/to

  1. :  very different from (something else) His comments were in stark/marked/sharp contrast with/to his earlier statements.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  rigid in or as if in death

    :  rigidly conforming (as to a pattern or doctrine) :  absolute

    :  strong, robust

  1. :  in a stark manner

    :  to an absolute or complete degree :  wholly

  1. :  having an identifying mark

    :  having a distinctive or emphasized character

    :  enjoying fame or notoriety

  1. :  adapted to cutting or piercing: such as

    :  having a thin keen edge or fine point

    :  briskly or bitingly cold :  nipping

  1. :  in a sharp manner

    :  exactly

  1. :  one that is sharp: such as

    :  a sharp edge or point

    :  a musical note or tone one half step higher than a note or tone named

  1. :  to raise (a musical tone) in pitch

    :  to raise in pitch by a half step

    :  to sing or play above the proper pitch

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

    :  to form a contrast

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

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

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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