noun, plural an·tith·e·ses [an-tith-uh-seez] /ænˈtɪθ əˌsiz/.
- the placing of a sentence or one of its parts against another to which it is opposed to form a balanced contrast of ideas, as in “Give me liberty or give me death.”
- the second sentence or part thus set in opposition, as “or give me death.”
Words nearby antithesis
Origin of antithesis
OTHER WORDS FROM antithesisself-an·tith·e·sis, noun
Definition for antitheses (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for antitheses
Kant exaggerates the dualism: Rousseau would abolish it by ignoring the more important of the two antitheses.
Nowhere are Auld Reekie's antitheses of new and old more emphasized than in the Cowgate.Glimpses of Three Coasts|Helen Hunt Jackson
Do we ever have two sets of Antitheses in the same sentence?1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading|B. A. Hathaway
Never did God, who is fond of antitheses, make a more striking contrast, a more extraordinary comparison.French Classics|William Cleaver Wilkinson
Argument usually tends to crystallize around two antitheses.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy|Theodore Lothrop Stoddard