juxtaposition meaning, juxtaposition definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( juxtapositions    plural  ) The juxtapositionof two contrasting objects, images, or ideas is the fact that they are placed together or described together, so that the differences between them are emphasized.  
FORMAL      n-var   usu N of n  
This juxtaposition of brutal reality and lyrical beauty runs through Park's stories.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


adjacency, closeness, contact, contiguity, nearness, propinquity, proximity, vicinity  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Add your entry in the Collaborative Dictionary.

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
"Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners 4th edition published in 2003 © HarperCollins Publishers 1987, 1995, 2001, 2003 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"