|Towards more picturesque speech™
A word that exists purely to make its utterer sound clever. Defined as “a distinction made by contrasting the different qualities of two things,” it means “difference”.
- “The questionable legal credence of pre-nuptial agreements in the UK — in sharp contradistinction to our American neighbours....”
Or, “we’re not sure whether pre-nuptial agreements work in the UK. It is different in America.”