Definitions

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  • adj. diametrically opposed
  • adj. relating to the antipodes, or situated at opposite sides of the Earth
  • adj. of, or pertaining to, Australia or New Zealand
  • n. An inhabitant of the antipodes.

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Examples

  • Don’t leave the theater quite yet, kids, because there I am popping up next to Shrimp on the plane to New Zealand, giving him some snarky comment about not letting him get to see the flip side of the universe without me, and blessings on the screenwriter for throwing the word antipodean into the final dialogue before the big screen kiss.

    shrimp

  • I assumed that the claim to be "antipodean" was subversive, refusing to adopt the perspective from the Northern hemisphere as normative...

    Loving Ultimate Reality

  • Then, indeed, does the tuckered sylph come out in fairy form and proceed with joy under cousinly escort to the exhausted old assembly – room, fourteen heavy miles off, which, during three hundred and sixty – four days and nights of every ordinary year, is a kind of antipodean lumber – room full of old chairs and tables upside down.

    Bleak House

  • Then, indeed, does the tuckered sylph come out in fairy form and proceed with joy under cousinly escort to the exhausted old assembly-room, fourteen heavy miles off, which, during three hundred and sixty-four days and nights of every ordinary year, is a kind of antipodean lumber - room full of old chairs and tables upside down.

    Bleak House

  • More intriguingly, the crust could bulge, buckle and break at exactly the antipodean point on the planet from the impact.

    New Suspects in a 65 Million-Year-Old Mystery

  • Though he was well aware that the counter-clockwise draining of antipodean sinks is something of a myth, he also knew he couldn't risk the seeds of doubt and confusion the sight of such a phenomenon would sow in the sensitive minds of men like Phil Vickery.

    All cisterns must be go for England's team at Euro 2012 | Harry Pearson

  • Reed is one of the three new recruits to this year's England set-up with strong antipodean accents although, unlike Chris Heighington and Rangi Chase, his credentials can hardly be questioned.

    Jack Reed and England prepare to face Greg Inglis and Australia

  • A lot will depend on the antipodean half-back pairing of Luke McAlister and Luke Burgess, who seems to have settled into Byron Kelleher's boots.

    Harlequins face toughest test of Heineken Cup hopes against Toulouse | Shaun Edwards

  • The Australian Food and Grocery Council, despite being a member of RSPO, claims that the changes will cost the industry "hundreds of millions of dollars" to implement and may even breach the Australia/New Zealand Food Treaty, which requires the antipodean neighbours to consult each other over amendments to food law.

    Palm oil labelling in Australia could become a reality if bill passes

  • The milk board says antipodean animals starred strictly as unhappy foreign cows, such as "Anna" from the Alps and "Soo" in Korea.

    There's No Budget, but California Is All Over the Foreign-Cow Issue

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