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Definitions for antithetical
ˌæn təˈθɛt ɪ kəlan·ti·thet·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antithetic, antitheticaladjective

    sharply contrasted in character or purpose

    "practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs"; "hope is antithetic to despair"


  1. antitheticaladjective

    Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.


  1. antithetical

    Antithetical generally refers to something that is directly opposed or contrasted to something else. This term can be applied to ideas, statements, concepts, or objects that clearly contradict each other or are mutually incompatible. It is often used in the context of arguments or philosophical debates to describe two things that cannot both be true or cannot both exist together.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antitheticaladjective

    pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted

  2. Etymology: [Gr. .]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antithetical in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antithetical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of antithetical in a Sentence

  1. Joel Benenson:

    The focus on them is going to shine a spotlight on an array of issues that are not only antithetical to many Americans, but on economic issues. Their policies are horrendous.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    We have governments we work with on a number of issues whose policies and values are antithetical to ours, to be just blunt about it. And yet who also have certain interests with us that we are involved in.

  3. Robert Trammell:

    In addition to the question of public safety, a weapon in a classroom environment is antithetical to the idea and mission of post-secondary education.

  4. Amalia Deloney:

    I ’m Amalia Deloney. I love Charlotte. Like most people, I want to feel like this is home and I belong. And in so many ways I do, which is why it was so shocking and disturbing when I saw the statues in front of Hot Taco because it’s completely antithetical to my entire experience in Charlotte.

  5. Jonathan Pierce:

    Obviously, the alleged incident is absolutely antithetical to our fraternity's ideals and values. We will provide more comment upon the conclusion of the investigations.

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