- of the nature of or involving antithesis.
- directly opposed or contrasted; opposite.
Also Archaic, an·ti·thet·ic.
Origin of antithetical
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Examples from the Web for antithetic
From this point of view, there is properly no antithetic of pure reason.The Critique of Pure Reason
But the heresy was as incoherent and as credulous as the antithetic orthodoxy.The Promise Of American Life
Herbert David Croly
However serious or painful the topic, Heine could enliven it by his clever Jewish antithetic wit.Wagner as I Knew Him
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
To one familiar with Parisian ways these antithetic notices promised a beautiful scrimmage.Paris and the Social Revolution
Alvan Francis Sanborn
It is connected with and founded upon the antithetic assertion of the eternity of Iahvah.
- of the nature of antithesis
- directly contrasted
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Word Origin and History for antithetic
"containing an antithesis," c.1600, from Greek antithetikos "setting in opposition," from antithetos "placed in opposition," from antithesis (see antithesis).
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