antithetical

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being in diametrical opposition: synonym: opposite.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of antithesis; directly opposed or contrasted: as, these conceptions are antithetical.
  • Containing or abounding in antithesis; characterized by or making use of antithesis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective sharply contrasted in character or purpose

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Medieval Latin antitheticus, from Greek antithetikos, from antitithenai, to oppose; see antithesis.]

Examples

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  • the libertarian cartel

    December 15, 2007

  • I shall have to join this cartel. I expect my blog will be a prime candidate, once I, you know, start writing it again.

    December 15, 2007

  • As the silent-est member of the Cartel, I am sure you will have no trouble getting in. Though, there's a test of logic, and stuff.

    December 15, 2007

  • I'm pretty logical (and stuff). ;-)

    December 17, 2007