by/in contrast - definition and synonyms

  1. used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first
    in contrast to someone/by contrast with something:

    In contrast to his predecessor, Bush has little appetite for foreign travel.

    in marked/sharp/stark/striking contrast to:

    Johnny’s friendliness was in marked contrast to his brother’s rude behaviour.

See also main entry: contrast