- 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 antithetical
Yet Anders Gravers is in fact a bona fide xenophobe whose views are antithetical to freedom.The Opponents of Militant Islamism Are Often As Bigoted as Their Targets
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Was Islam antithetical to American ideas of religious freedom and openness of citizenship?Thomas Jefferson’s Quran: How Islam Shaped the Founders
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Trying to use it do so is antithetical to the achievement of peace and the two-state solution.Exploiting Jews from Arab Countries
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As if to drive their antithetical missions home, the two Newsrooms have virtually opposing styles.Why Canadians Aren’t Laughing at Latest Version of ‘The Newsroom’
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This latter approach is antithetical to peace and a two-state solution, now or in the future.The Siren Call of Israeli Unilateralism
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But their special interests as employer and employee are antithetical.Socialism
Explain the opposite Inflections on antithetical words and phrases.The Ontario High School Reader
Why speak of the God of Nature and the God of grace as two antithetical terms?Daily Thoughts
The antithetical style reminds one of the writing of Ashmun.
Phrases have great power when they are antithetical or alliterative.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
- of the nature of antithesis
- directly contrasted
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Word Origin and History for antithetical
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