of the nature of or involving antithesis.
directly opposed or contrasted; opposite.
- Also Archaic, an·ti·thet·ic .
- an·ti·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use antithetical in a sentence
Thus beer and wine do not become antithetic choices that define either a nation or what kind of society it is.
The body consists of two antithetic parts (antimera), and has no trace of radial structure.The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
In the course of a Scientific Congress at Munich in 1877 the conflict of these antithetic views of nature came into sharp relief.Evolution in Modern Thought | Ernst Haeckel
Strange to say, he became my most intimate friend and confidant—antithetic pair!A Daughter of the Middle Border | Hamlin Garland
Antithetic and axiomatic sentences abound in his pages, embodying literally the wisdom of the many in the wit of one.
Such work is directly antithetic to that of the city fireman who goes to his duties with a crowd looking on.A Daughter of the Middle Border | Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for antithetical
of the nature of antithesis
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