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
Recent Examples on the Web Though fans have no problem watching themselves on a screen that is also showing an instructor, more sensitive users (guilty) find seeing their reflection juxtaposed on top of a trainer quite jarring. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "High-tech home gyms: Pros and cons of Peloton Tread, Tonal and Mirror," 11 Dec. 2019 Gervais’s roast was unafraid to and with each new joke came another set of juxtaposed laughter with total outright discomfort from the audience. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Celebrities Cringed and Awkwardly Laughed Their Way Through Ricky Gervais's Golden Globes Monologue," 6 Jan. 2020 Olsen matched the collective’s swirling, synth-heavy expanses with juxtaposed phrasing, unexpected shifts and deep-seated feeling. Bob Gendron, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Angel Olsen stuffed the Riviera with personal hell, tumult, fury and grandeur — in other words, she rocked," 15 Nov. 2019 The pastel beach feel was juxtaposed by masculine military jackets, berets and combat boots — but the flamboyant floral sprigs were still present. Washington Post, "Miami Beach scene inspires Dior’s first US runway show," 4 Dec. 2019 Perhaps these juxtaposed terms do not have to refer only to Robert Frost’s famous poem. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "Music and beauty and gifts, oh my: Sun Messages," 3 Dec. 2019 Some, for example, juxtaposed Xi against US president Donald Trump—who is no fan of virtual currencies—saying the US should catch up with China in this regard (though there was no explicit mention of virtual currencies in Xi’s speech). Jane Li, Quartz, "China’s leader, a fan of centralized power, is suddenly the darling of the crypto community," 28 Oct. 2019 The resulting structure appears simple—her mother’s family in England and Wales juxtaposed with her father’s in Jamaica—but over the course of the book the connections between the two lineages become increasingly evident. Maya Binyam, The New Yorker, "An Intimate History of the British Empire," 9 Oct. 2019 Could it have been achieved without the agonizing birth scene (in which Alice’s labor pain is juxtaposed, mystifyingly, with Phil’s orgasm)? Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Pillow talk gets graphic — really graphic — in Deaf West Theatre’s ‘Sugar Water’," 20 Sep. 2019

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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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“Juxtaposed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juxtaposed. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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