Definition of Antithet

1. n. An antithetic or contrasted statement.



Definition of Antithet

1. Noun. (archaic) An antithetic or contrasted statement. ¹

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Definition of Antithet

1. an instance of antithesis [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antithet

antitheism
antitheist
antitheistic
antitheists
antithenar
antitheological
antitheoretical
antitherapeutic
antitherapy
antitheses
antithesis
antithesize
antithesized
antithesizes
antithesizing
antithet (current term)
antithetic
antithetical
antitheticalities
antitheticality
antithetically
antitheticalness
antithets
antithrombic
antithrombin
antithrombin III
antithrombin test
antithrombins
antithrombotic
antithrombotics

Literary usage of Antithet

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1. The Basic Outline of Universology: An Introduction to the Newly Discovered by Stephen Pearl Andrews (1872)
"Both are themselves centered, in turn, upon the Idea of the Limit between Thet and antithet; and the Positive consideration of Limits founds the Abstract ..."

2. Recent Exemplifications of False Philology by Fitzedward Hall (1872)
"... comes to have the same meaning, if taken as the antithet of explicit? ... as the direct antithet of explicit (from the Latin explicitas, ..."

3. The Oratorical Dictionary by John Newland Maffitt (1835)
"A figure of speech in which a word is often repeated. ANTITHESIS. s. Contrast in words. pi. antitheses. antithet'IC ..."

4. The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb by Maurice Henry Hewlett, Laurence Binyon, Edward James Hewlett, William Randolph Hearst, Jonathan Swift, Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, Edward Verrall Lucas, Frederick Madison Smith, Mariano Tomás (1905)
"I think I miss nothing but a Character in antithet. manner which I do not know why you left out; the moral to the boys building the giant, the omission ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"Sheridan will not bear a com- m with him in the regular antithet- onstruction of his sentences, and in mechanical artifices of his style, ;h so much later, ..."

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