jux·​ta·​posed | \ ˈjək-stə-ˌpōzd How to pronounce juxtaposed (audio) \

Definition of juxtaposed

: placed side by side : being in juxtaposition

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adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. adjacent may or may not imply contact but always implies absence of anything of the same kind in between. a house with an adjacent garage adjoining definitely implies meeting and touching at some point or line. had adjoining rooms at the hotel contiguous implies having contact on all or most of one side. offices in all 48 contiguous states juxtaposed means placed side by side especially so as to permit comparison and contrast. a skyscraper juxtaposed to a church

Examples of juxtaposed in a Sentence

the juxtaposed photographs of the country's richest and poorest areas are a telling commentary on inequality

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And in 2005, Chanel was the subject of a Costume Institute exhibition that juxtaposed period pieces with Lagerfeld’s creations. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Legendary Designer Karl Lagerfeld Has Died," 19 Feb. 2019 The grainy black-and-white visuals paired with retro duds send viewers into a juxtaposed blast to the past. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Bhad Bhabie Gets a Retro Makeover With 'Gucci Flip Flops' Music Video: Watch," 1 May 2018 In the following decades, Mr. Posen has turned to making more abstract paintings as well as taking photographs and exhibiting them as juxtaposed pairs. New York Times, "Stephen Posen Knows How to Fashion a Line. So Does His Son.," 1 May 2018 Two juxtaposed photographs illustrate the arbitrary nature of those endeavors. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction Chronicles: The Intoxicating Attraction of the Abyss," 8 June 2018 Because of their isolated nature, the storms that developed Saturday and Sunday were made more photogenic juxtaposed to clear blue sky and sunshine. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Beautiful photos of our semi-stormy weekend," 25 June 2018 This surreal universe, juxtaposed and paired with the realism of the video clips, will resurface at strategic moments, threaded between storytelling scenes and again at play’s end. Patti Restivo, Howard County Times, "In 'Making Advances,' a staged revolution," 14 June 2018 In a cheeky expression of China’s rising power, two juxtaposed photos were widely circulated on Chinese social media, a post that was shared (but later deleted) by the Communist Youth League. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, "Trump’s Charm and Threats May Not Be Working on China. Here’s Why.," 21 May 2018 Scenes that are packed with multiple events felt more sharply juxtaposed. David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "Love 'Tosca'? Philadelphia Orchestra's staging doesn't disappoint," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of juxtaposed

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for juxtaposed

see juxtapose

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