contrast noun

ADJ. clear, marked, sharp, stark, startling, striking, strong There is a stark contrast between the lives of the rich and those of the poor. | complete, direct

VERB + CONTRAST make, offer, provide The fresh fruit provides a contrast to the rich chocolate pudding.

PREP. by ~ When you look at their new system, ours seems very old-fashioned by contrast. | in ~ (to/with) The company lost $13 million this year, in contrast with a profit of $15 million last year. | ~ between, ~ in The contrast in appearance between the sisters was striking. | ~ to This busy social life was a complete contrast to his old quiet life.

PHRASES stand in … contrast to sb/sth Their attitudes towards love and marriage stand in stark contrast to those of their parents.