juxtaposition ( 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.
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adjacency, closeness, contact, contiguity, nearness, propinquity, proximity, vicinity
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