Definitions for antithesisænˈtɪθ ə sɪs; -ˌsiz

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  1. antithesis(noun)

    exact opposite

    "his theory is the antithesis of mine"

  2. antithesis(noun)

    the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance

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  1. antithesis(Noun)

    A proposition that is the diametric opposite of some other proposition.

  2. antithesis(Noun)

    A device by which two contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in parallel form.

  3. Origin: From + .

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Antithesis(noun)

    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."

  2. Antithesis(noun)

    the second of two clauses forming an antithesis

  3. Antithesis(noun)

    opposition; contrast

  4. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. to set against, to oppose; 'anti` against + to set. See Thesis.]

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  1. Antithesis

    Antithesis is used when two opposites are introduced in the same sentence, for contrasting effect.


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