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juxtaposed

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of juxtaposed

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juxtaposed

verb
past tense of juxtapose

Synonyms of juxtaposed (Entry 2 of 2)

formal to place (different things) together in order to create an interesting effect or to show how they are the same or different
  • The new museum display juxtaposes modern art with classical art.

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How is the word juxtaposed different from other adjectives like it?

Some common synonyms of juxtaposed are adjacent, adjoining, and contiguous. While all these words mean "being in close proximity," juxtaposed means placed side by side especially so as to permit comparison and contrast.

a skyscraper juxtaposed to a church

When could adjacent be used to replace juxtaposed?

While the synonyms adjacent and juxtaposed are close in meaning, 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

When is adjoining a more appropriate choice than juxtaposed?

Although the words adjoining and juxtaposed have much in common, adjoining definitely implies meeting and touching at some point or line.

had adjoining rooms at the hotel

When is it sensible to use contiguous instead of juxtaposed?

While in some cases nearly identical to juxtaposed, contiguous implies having contact on all or most of one side.

offices in all 48 contiguous states

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The first known use of juxtaposed was in 1862

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“Juxtaposed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/juxtaposed. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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