"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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-tith′e-sis, n. a figure in which thoughts or words are set in contrast: a counter-thesis, counter-proposition: opposition: the contrast:—pl. Antith′esēs.—n. Ant′ithet (rare), an instance of antithesis.—adjs. Antithet′ic, -al.—adv. Antithet′ically. [Gr.; anti, against, tithēmi, to place.]
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The numerical value of antithesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of antithesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- antiteesi, vastakohtaFinnish
- アンチテーゼ, 対照Japanese
- kupu tauaroMāori
- антитезис, противоположность, антитезаRussian
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