Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
  • adj. Being in diametrical opposition. See Synonyms at opposite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. 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.

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

    December 17, 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 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

  • the libertarian cartel

    December 15, 2007