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contest

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of contest

  1. 1 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another the eternal contest between the forces of good and the forces of evil Synonyms of contest ball game, battle, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contention, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, rivalry, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfare Words Related to contest horse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangle Near Antonyms of contest concord, harmony, peace

  2. 2 a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize a contest for the gold medal in diving Synonyms of contest bout, competition, game, event, match, matchup, meet, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tournament, tourneyWords Related to contest athletics, sport; battle, conflict, scrimmage, skirmish, struggle, tug-of-war, tussle; championship, national(s); final, nightcap, play-off, semifinal; derby, field day, gymkhana, open, outing; biathlon, decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon; marathon, race, ultramarathon; heat, round, run, set; rally, volley; round-robin, rubber, runoff, sudden death; dead heat, photo finish, seesaw; classic

  3. 3 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups what mighty contests have been waged on trivial matters Synonyms of contest battle, clash, combat, conflict, fight, dustup, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussleWords Related to contest pitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfightNear Antonyms of contest truce


contest

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of contest

  1. to demand proof of the truth or rightness of vowed to contest the claim in court Synonyms of contest challenge, dispute, impeach, oppugn, query, questionWords Related to contest doubt, mistrust; kick (about), object (to), protest; combat, fight, oppose, resistNear Antonyms of contest back, defend, support; advocate, champion, promote; abide, endure, stomach, tolerateAntonyms of contest accept, believe, embrace, swallow



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