[[t]ˌæn təˈθɛt ɪ kəl[/t]] also an`ti•thet′ic adj.
1) of the nature of or involving antithesis
2) directly opposed or contrasted
Etymology: 1575–85 an`ti•thet′i•cal•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • antithetical — (adj.) 1580s, from Gk. antithetikos setting in opposition, from antithetos placed in opposition (see ANTITHETIC (Cf. antithetic)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Antithetically …   Etymology dictionary

  • antithetical — *opposite, contrary, contradictory, antonymous, antipodal, antipodean …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • antithetical — [adj] reverse contradictory, contrary, contrasted, converse, counter, inverse, opposed, opposite, polarized, poles apart*; concept 542 …   New thesaurus

  • antithetical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) mutually opposed or incompatible. 2) (in rhetoric) using antithesis …   English terms dictionary

  • antithetical — [an΄tə thet′i kəl] adj. [obs. antithetic, opposite (< Gr antithetikos < antithenai: see ANTITHESIS) + AL] 1. of or containing antithesis 2. exactly opposite: Also antithetic SYN. OPPOSITE antithetically adv …   English World dictionary

  • antithetical — adj. antithetical to * * * [ˌæntɪ θetɪk(ə)l] antithetical to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • antithetical — an|ti|thet|i|cal [ˌæntıˈθetıkəl] adj also an|ti|thet|ic [ ˈθetık] formal exactly opposite to something antithetical to ▪ This violence is completely antithetical to the teaching of the church …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • antithetical — [[t]æ̱ntɪθe̱tɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ to n Something that is antithetical to something else is the opposite of it and is unable to exist with it. [WRITTEN] The oppressive use of power is antithetical to our democratic ideals …   English dictionary

  • Antithetical — Antithetic An ti*thet ic, Antithetical An ti*thet ic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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