contradistinguish

contradistinguish

[kon-truh-di-sting-gwish]
verb (used with object)
to distinguish by contrasting opposite qualities.

Origin:
1615–25; contra-1 + distinguish

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contradistinguish (ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ)
 
vb
(tr) to differentiate by means of contrasting or opposing qualities

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