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Meaning of CONTESTANT

Pronunciation:  kun'testunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who participates in competitions
  2. [n]  a person who dissents from some established policy
 

CONTESTANT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: dissenter, dissident, objector, protester
 
 See Also: also-ran, athlete, challenger, CO, competition, competitor, conscientious objector, contender, defaulter, entrant, human, individual, jock, long shot, loser, mortal, nonconformist, opponent, opposite, opposition, participant, person, player, political dissident, pothunter, qualifier, recusant, rival, somebody, someone, soul, starter, victor, winner, withdrawer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*test"ant\, n. [Cf. F. contestant.]
One who contests; an opponent; a litigant; a disputant; one
who claims that which has been awarded to another.

 
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