of words so related that one contrasts with the other;
"`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms"
strikingly different; tending to contrast;
"contrasting (or contrastive) colors"
syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence;
"disjunctive conjunctions like `but', `or', or `though' serve a contrastive function"
- Usually, one wine tasting party will taste over two or three red wines so as to reach contrastive effects.
- contrastive analysis 对比分析