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.”
Origin of antithesis
Definition for antithesis (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for antithesis
Belle Knox is the antithesis of Jenna Jameson—and not just in looks.Porn Keeps Up with the Kardashians: Belle Knox on the Mainstreaming of Adult Stars|Aurora Snow|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To me this is the antithesis of what travel should be about.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Married at First Sight is the antithesis of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Located just across the border from Kilis, the camp is the antithesis of the “five-star” Kilis camp.Millions of Refugees from Syria’s War Are Clinging to Life In Toxic Conditions|Christopher Looney|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is something epically sad about the antithesis: the surprise disappointment.The Failure of ‘Sean Saves the World’ Is Epically Disappointing|Kevin Fallon|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The complete method (of which the multiple line of approach is the expression) is the antithesis of the special or patent method.The Principles of Language-Study|Harold E. Palmer
There seems to be an antithesis implied in , referring to the well-known distinction between the and the .On the Sublime|Longinus
Alliteration is, however, more readily allowed in epigram and antithesis than in plain, straightforward passages.Talks on Writing English|Arlo Bates
It is not necessary to my purpose to exaggerate this antithesis.Appearances|Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
This is the most common variation, and is the antithesis of Napoleon, inasmuch as the caller must not make a single trick.Round Games with Cards|W. H. Peel
British Dictionary definitions for antithesis (1 of 2)
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
Word Origin for antithesis
British Dictionary definitions for antithesis (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for antithesis
1520s, from Late Latin antithesis, from Greek antithesis "opposition, resistance," literally "a placing against," also a term in logic and rhetoric, noun of action from antitithenai "to set against, oppose," a term in logic, from anti- "against" (see anti-) + tithenai "to place," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious).