Contradistinction definition

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Distinction by contrasting or opposing qualities.
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Distinction by contrast.

Tolerance in contradistinction to love.

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The quality of being contradistinctive.
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Distinction by contrast; the displaying of something, A, to show what B is not.

We used hamburgers and soda in contradistinction to healthy food.

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Noun

Singular:
contradistinction
Plural:
contradistinctions

Origin of contradistinction