[ an-tuh-thet-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌæn təˈθɛt ɪ kəl /
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of the nature of or involving antithesis.
directly opposed or contrasted; opposite.
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Also Archaic, an·ti·thet·ic .
Origin of antithetical
First recorded in 1575–85; from Greek antithetikós “setting in opposition, contrasting” (from antíthetos “opposed”) + -al; see origin at antithesis, -tic, -al1.
OTHER WORDS FROM antitheticalan·ti·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for antithetical
/ (ˌæntɪˈθɛtɪkəl) /
of the nature of antithesis
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