in stark/marked/sharp contrast with/to

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

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

Word by Word Definitions

stark play
  1. : rigid in or as if in death

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

  3. : strong, robust

  1. : in a stark manner

  2. : to an absolute or complete degree : wholly

marked play
  1. : having an identifying mark

  2. : having a distinctive or emphasized character

  3. : enjoying fame or notoriety

sharp play
  1. : adapted to cutting or piercing: such as

  2. : having a thin keen edge or fine point

  3. : briskly or bitingly cold : nipping

  1. : in a sharp manner

  2. : exactly

  1. : one that is sharp: such as

  2. : a sharp edge or point

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

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

  2. : to sing or play above the proper pitch

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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