Definitions for antithesisænˈtɪθ ə sɪs; -ˌsiz
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an•tith•e•sisænˈtɪθ ə sɪs; -ˌsiz(n.)(pl.)-ses
the antithesis of right and wrong.
the direct opposite:
Her behavior was the very antithesis of cowardly.
the placing of a sentence or one of its parts against another to which it is opposed to form a balanced contrast of ideas, as in “Give me liberty or give me death.” the second sentence or part thus set in opposition, as “or give me death.”
Ref: See Hegelian dialectic.
Origin of antithesis:
1520–30; < L < Gk: opposition =anti(ti)thé(nai) to oppose +-sis -sis . See anti -, thesis
"his theory is the antithesis of mine"
the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
A proposition that is the diametric opposite of some other proposition.
A device by which two contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in parallel form.
Origin: From + .
an opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, "The prodigal robs his heir; the miser robs himself." "He had covertly shot at Cromwell; he how openly aimed at the Queen."
the second of two clauses forming an antithesis
Antithesis is used when two opposites are introduced in the same sentence, for contrasting effect.
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