un contrastive

contrastive

[kuhn-tras-tiv]
adjective
1.
tending to contrast; contrasting. contrastive colors.
2.
studying or exhibiting the congruences and differences between two languages or dialects without reference to their origins: contrastive linguistics.

Origin:
1810–20; contrast + -ive

contrastively, adverb
uncontrastive, adjective
uncontrastively, adverb
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contrastive

adjective
1. of words so related that one contrasts with the other; "'rich' and 'hard-up' are contrastive terms" 
2. strikingly different; tending to contrast; "contrasting (or contrastive) colors" [syn: contrasting
3. syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence; "disjunctive conjunctions like 'but', 'or', or 'though' serve a contrastive function" 
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