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Pronunciation:  kun'testunt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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