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antithetical

[ an-tuh-thet-i-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF antithetical

Synonyms for antithetical

  • contradictory
  • contrary
  • contrasted
  • converse
  • counter
  • inverse
  • opposed
  • opposite
  • polarized
  • poles apart
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTITHETICAL

But their special interests as employer and employee are antithetical.

Explain the opposite Inflections on antithetical words and phrases.

Why speak of the God of Nature and the God of grace as two antithetical terms?

The antithetical style reminds one of the writing of Ashmun.

Phrases have great power when they are antithetical or alliterative.

Not having at hand the simile synthetical, we have resorted to the antithetical.

All its effects arranged themselves as antithetical to the Bladesover effects.

Why speak of the God of nature and the God of grace as two antithetical terms?

He uses that word in two senses: first, as antithetical to the word artificial.

Secondly, he uses the word natural as antithetical to supernatural.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Greek antithetikos "setting in opposition," from antithetos "placed in opposition" (see antithetic) + -al (1). Related: Antithetically.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANTITHETICAL

antipodean

adjectiveopposite
  • adverse
  • antipodal
  • antithetical
  • contradictory
  • contrary
  • converse
  • diametric
  • diametrical
  • inverse
  • obverse
  • opposed
  • opposing
  • polar
  • reverse

contradictory

adjectiveantagonistic
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