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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.

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. Lois Greenfield:

    In some ways dance and photography are antithetical. Because (dance) happens in 360 degrees of space, according to musical intervals, a choreographed dance has to be performed in sequence; it's not just isolated movements. But I'm extracting one split second, which nonetheless kind of represents a sequence or is like a split-second dance.

  3. Rick Santorum:

    Some Muslims...[have] sat quietly by as the Islamic State uses brutal violence that is not antithetical to Islam and only objects on tactics.

  4. Daniel Rose:

    It really is antithetical to most fair-minded people and jurists to allow this old defense to potentially let someone off scot-free.

  5. 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.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. butch
    • B. foreordained
    • C. adscripted
    • D. ultimo

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