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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The rhetorical opposing or contrasting of ideas by means of grammatically parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or sentences.

Usage examples (35)
  • Noun, : the antithesis of right and wrong. ,Her behavior was the very antithesis of cowardly
  • It is easy to oppose inspiration to scholastic culture; to coin antitheses between nature and art; and to say that Shakspeare's Romans are more ideally true than Niebuhr's.
  • Thus in Hegel's scheme, all negations are "antitheses" of the original "thesis", but without their cancelling each other out.
  • Saunders also helped explain a cryptic remark by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Monday, when he said the new hotspots would make stores the "antitheses" of a cyber cafe. for more
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