Definition of Antithetical

1. Adjective. Sharply contrasted in character or purpose. "Hope is antithetic to despair"

Exact synonyms: Antithetic
Similar to: Different
Derivative terms: Antithesis, Antithesis, Antithesis



Definition of Antithetical

1. Adjective. Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted. ¹

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Definition of Antithetical

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antithetical

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

Literary usage of Antithetical

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1. A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition by Thomas Kerchever Arnold, Jesse Ames Spencer (1877)
"antithetical Words. 80. From 7, it follows that antithetical words or notions will ... If the antithetical notions consist of more than one word (each ..."

2. Characterology: An Exact Science Embracing Physiognomy, Phrenology and by Leander Hamilton McCormick (1920)
"POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE INDICATIONS Positive signs (cranial or facial) of traits are negative signs of antithetical traits; thus, positive signs of memory are ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"2 is an excellent example, presenting two propositions or epigrams usually in antithetical relation. Sometimes the distich is composed of 3 + 4 feet, ..."

4. Advanced Elocution: Designed as a Practical Treatise for Teachers and by J. W. Shoemaker, George Beswick Hynson, John Hendricks Bechtel (1913)
"... to another syllable, in order to show contrast of thought, it is called antithetical or rhetorical accent. All literature abounds in these antitheses, ..."

5. A Concordance to the Works of Alexander Popeby Edwin Abbott by Edwin Abbott (1875)
"A les* justifiable method of producing an antithetical effect is to repeat some word unnecessarily, so as to supply as it were the missing fourth term in ..."

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