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1. contest

noun. ['ˈkɑːntɛst, kənˈtɛst'] an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants.

Synonyms

  • playoff
  • chicken
  • athletic competition
  • match
  • spelldown
  • field trial
  • athletic contest
  • competition
  • cliffhanger
  • spelling contest
  • tournament
  • championship
  • series
  • race
  • bout
  • spelling bee
  • tourney
  • athletics
  • trial
  • game
  • social event

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • friend
  • disapproval
  • low status

Etymology

  • contester (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contestor (Latin)

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Rhymes with Contest

  • self-professed
  • transgressed
  • unimpressed
  • telequest
  • stateswest
  • intrawest
  • eastern-west
  • dispossessed
  • unaddressed
  • telewest
  • repossessed
  • reinvest
  • progressed
  • northwest
  • indigest
  • expressed
  • distressed
  • compressed
  • undressed
  • sylvest
  • suppressed
  • suggest
  • southwest
  • request
  • repressed
  • reassessed
  • protest
  • professed
  • penwest
  • norwest

Sentences with contest


1. Noun, singular or mass
Try your best to be a look-a-like and even have a contest to see who is the best look-a-like.

2. Verb, base form
Even if you self-prove it, a disgruntled heir might try to contest it as being invalid.

Quotes about contest


1. When I begin to doubt my ability to work the word, I simply read another writer and know I have nothing to worry about. My contest is only with myself, to do it right, with power, and force, and delight, and gamble.
- Charles Bukowski

2. Staring GirlI once knew a girlwho would just stand there and stare.At anyone or anything,she seemed not to careShe'd stare at the ground,She'd stare at the sky.She'd stare at you for hours,and you'd never know why.But after winning the local staring contest,she finally gave her eyesa well-deserved rest.
- Tim Burton

3. When I compete, I leave it all on the table. That's my philosophy for the Hot Dog Eating Contest. Do you know what's in those things? Gross!
- Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax

2. contest

verb. ['ˈkɑːntɛst, kənˈtɛst'] to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation.

Synonyms

  • repugn
  • dispute
  • gainsay
  • contend
  • challenge

Antonyms

  • convergence
  • convergency
  • divergency
  • unconnectedness

Etymology

  • contester (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contestor (Latin)

3. contest

noun. ['ˈkɑːntɛst, kənˈtɛst'] a struggle between rivals.

Synonyms

  • rivalry
  • battle of wits
  • bidding contest
  • popularity contest
  • competition

Antonyms

  • brave
  • differ
  • disagree
  • disjoin

Etymology

  • contester (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contestor (Latin)
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