Definitions for antithesisænˈtɪθ ə sɪs; -ˌsiz
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"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
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. to set against, to oppose; 'anti` against + to set. See Thesis.]
Antithesis is used when two opposites are introduced in the same sentence, for contrasting effect.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self- consciousness.
This isn't about Tim Scott playing kingmaker. If you know him, he is willing to make everyone else the star, kingmaker would be the antithesis of what Tim Scott is. There is not a self-promoting bone in his body.
The PAP will now have to deal with much stronger pressures for populist policies, such as higher taxes for a larger swathe of income-earners and nationalistic manpower policy as well as more social spending, which are very often the antithesis of the ruling party's core policies for the past 50 years.
Translations for antithesis
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- antiteesi, vastakohtaFinnish
- アンチテーゼ, 対照Japanese
- kupu tauaroMāori
- антитезис, противоположность, антитезаRussian
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