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Definitions for antithesis
ænˈtɪθ ə sɪs; -ˌsizan·tithe·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antithesisnoun

    exact opposite

    "his theory is the antithesis of mine"

  2. antithesisnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. antithesisnoun

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

    Etymology: From + .

  2. antithesisnoun

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

    Etymology: From + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antithesisnoun

    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."

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

  2. Antithesisnoun

    the second of two clauses forming an antithesis

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

  3. Antithesisnoun

    opposition; contrast

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

Freebase

  1. Antithesis

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antithesis

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antithesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antithesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of antithesis in a Sentence

  1. Associated Press/GoFundMe/Facebook -RRB- Ramirez:

    Presuming the guilt of a young man found innocent by a jury of of his peers is the antithesis of standing for a fair criminal justice system, that JMU allowed this to take place on their official social media accounts, to say nothing of the blatant misinformation, is egregious.

  2. Eugene Tan:

    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.

  3. Bo Counts:

    How do you social distance in a place that is the antithesis of social distancing? And if you can't, how do you survive? that's the big question a lot of us in this business in Arkansas have been asking ourselves.

  4. Dennis Moss:

    Harriet Tubman was the antithesis of slavery, i thought that suggestion was a good suggestion.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    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.

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