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Contestant   /kəntˈɛstənt/   Listen

A person who participates in competitions.
A person who dissents from some established policy.  Synonyms: dissenter, dissident, objector, protester.

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"Contestant" Quotes from Famous Books

... Forester, and Caspar, who, like Max, is one of his assistants. To the reproaches of Cuno, who sees the mob surging around Max, Kilian explains that there was no ill-will in the mockery of him, the crowd only following an old custom which permitted the people to make sport of a contestant who failed to hit the target, and thus forfeited the right to make trial for the kingship. Cuno is amazed that a mere peasant should have defeated one of his foresters, and that one the affianced lover of ...
— A Book of Operas - Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music • Henry Edward Krehbiel

... not often, a contestant is met who does not want advice, and who can hardly hide his scorn for book statements and experts. The present writer came upon one last year who "could not see what beauty there was in John Smith's garden, yet we had given him and his wife ...
— The Amateur Garden • George W. Cable

... J. Monroe.—"This is an application by the special guardian and contestant in this proceeding, which is now pending before the assistant, for leave to photograph the various papers which have been filed as the will of the deceased, and to compel the filing of two parts of one of said wills, which was executed in triplicate; likewise that the last paper be subjected ...
— Forty Centuries of Ink • David N. Carvalho

Words linked to "Contestant" :   dissident, somebody, mortal, player, qualifier, athlete, starter, jock, outsider, winner, opponent, competitor, opposite, NIMBY, long shot, defaulter, person, pothunter, loser, dissenter, conscientious objector, participant, challenger, victor, someone, also-ran, competition, nonconformist, political dissident, opposition, entrant, individual, recusant, withdrawer, rival, co, agonist, soul, contender

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