- antithetical [an΄tə thet′i kəl]adj.1. of or containing antithesisSYN.- OPPOSITEantitheticallyadv.
* * *an·ti·thet·i·cal (ăn'tĭ-thĕtʹĭ-kəl) also an·ti·thet·ic (-ĭk) adj.1. Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.2. Being in diametrical opposition. See Synonyms at opposite.[From Medieval Latin antitheticus, from Greek antithetikos, from antitithenai, to oppose. See antithesis.] an'ti·thetʹi·cal·ly adv.
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antithetical — index adverse (opposite), antipathetic (oppositional), contradictory, contrary, discordant, hostile … Law dictionary
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
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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