Antonyms for contests

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTESTS

At other times the contests are only of the intellect and the mind, but are equally remarkable.

“Queens of Beauty” presided at these contests of knightly skill and daring.

Are they not competitors in the greatest of all contests, and have they not innumerable rivals?

Let these be the regulations about contests in running both for men and women.

But we have nothing to say to the unarmed either in gymnastic exercises or in these contests.

Every year they shall have contests in music and gymnastics, and in horsemanship, in honour of the dead.

When this was ended, again the heralds struck their shields, and the contests began.

Contests of the males for the possession of the females, or law of battle.

In these contests day by day renewed, Camille had many advantages.

Contests with the Amazons and battles with the centaurs form the subject of the whole.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French contester "dispute, oppose," from Middle French, from Latin contestari (litem) "to call to witness, bring action," from com- "together" (see com-) + testari "to bear witness," from testis "a witness," (see testament). Calling witnesses as the first step in a legal combat. Related: Contestable; contested; contesting.