from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
  • adj. Being in diametrical opposition. See Synonyms at opposite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of antithesis; directly opposed or contrasted: as, these conceptions are antithetical.
  • Containing or abounding in antithesis; characterized by or making use of antithesis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. sharply contrasted in character or purpose


From Medieval Latin antitheticus, from Greek antithetikos, from antitithenai, to oppose; see antithesis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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