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Definition of the verb contradistinguish

What does contradistinguish mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: contradistinguished | contradistinguishing | contradistinguishes

  1. distinguish by contrasting qualities

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Google previewA Dictionary of Etymology of the English Language, and of English Synonymes and Paronymes (1866)

by John Oswald

contradistinguish, distinctive, a. inextinct', a. contradistinguish- distinctively, ad. 'in'stinct, n. ed, a. extinguish, v. contradistinguish- ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1853)

by John Oswald, Joseph Thomas, James Lynd

Contradistinct, contradistinguish. Contra ; di; stinguo. Contraindicate. Contra; in; dico. Contramure. Contra; munis, Contraregularity. Contra ; rego. Contrariety, contrarious, contrary. Contra. Contrast. Contra ; sto. Contravallation. Contra; vallum.

Google previewAn etymological dictionary (1821)

by William Grimshaw

CONTRADISTINGUISH. v. To distinguish, by qualities not only different, but opposite. L. contra, opposite to, and distinguish. CONTRARY. adj. Opposite. L. contrarius: contra, against, or opposite to. CONTRAST. s. Opposition, in form, colours, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1827)

by Samuel Johnson, John Walker

CONTRADISTINGUISH,. (kon-tra-disting-gwish). v. a. To distinguish not simply by differential but by opposite qualities. CONTRAINDICANT, (kon'-tra-in-de-kont) n.s. A symptom forbidding the usual treatment of a disorder.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of United States Supreme Court Reports (1909)

Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 206 U. S. Supreme Court Reports (book 51 Lawyers' Edition)

“They contend that the words in the civil service' were not employed merely to contradistinguish the service described from that of the military or naval service of the United States, but also to show that the persons entitled to the benefits of the ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

n contradistinguish BR kontrodł'stingwlis, -siz, -sin, -1st AM kantrodo-'Stingwis, -HZ, -In, -t UUILIULL coll LIU W BR 'kpntroflots, -z AM 'kantro floo ...

Google previewThe Excelsior pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1876)

by William Nicholson (of Halifax.)

CONTENTEDNESS CONTRABAND CONTRADISTINGUISH Contentedness, (kon-tent'- ed-nes) n. state of being content with one's state. Contention, (kon-ten' shon) n. strife; a debate ; a qnarrel ; a feud ; a violent struggle. Contentious ...

Google previewTwentieth Century Dictionary (1914)

Containing Every Useful Word in the English Language, with Its Correct Spelling, Accurate Pronunciation and Exact Meaning According to Webster and Worcester. To which is Added An Encyclopaedia of Valuable Information, Also a Complete Supplement of New Words by Charles C. Parker

CONTRADISTINGUISH. 72. Contaminate (kon-tam'e-nat), v. to defile; to pollute ; — a. corrupted by base mixture. Contamination (kon-tam-e-na'shun), n. pollution; defilement. Contemn (kon-tem'), v. to despise; to treat with disdain.

Google previewPopular and Complete English Dictionary (1848)

Exhibiting the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of Every Word Usually Employed in Science, Literature, and Art by John Boag

CONTORT CONTRADISTINGUISH nato, turned about, ) m. In numismatics, medals of bronze let into a circle of another material. CoNTont, kön-tort', [L. contorqueo, contortus,) v. t. To twist together; to writhe. CoNtoats, kön-tór'tè, n. In botany ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1N1T1R1A1D2I1S1T1I1N1G2U1I1S1H4

The value of this 17-letter word is 24 points. Since it has more than 15 letters, it can be played on Super Scrabble board only.

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