antithetical

[ an-tuh-thet-i-kuhl ]
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adjective
  1. of the nature of or involving antithesis.

  2. directly opposed or contrasted; opposite.

Origin of antithetical

1
First recorded in 1575–85; from Greek antithetikós “setting in opposition, contrasting” (from antíthetos “opposed”) + -al; see origin at antithesis, -tic, -al1.
  • Also Archaic, an·ti·thet·ic .

Other words from antithetical

  • an·ti·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb

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How to use antithetical in a sentence

  • Such work is directly antithetic to that of the city fireman who goes to his duties with a crowd looking on.

British Dictionary definitions for antithetical

antithetical

antithetic

/ (ˌæntɪˈθɛtɪkəl) /


adjective
  1. of the nature of antithesis

  2. directly contrasted

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