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an•tith•e•sis



Pronunciation: (an-tith'u-sis), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/antithesis.html on line 73 [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz"). Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/antithesis.html on line 87 [key]

1. opposition; contrast: the antithesis of right and wrong.
2. the direct opposite (usually fol. by of or to): Her behavior was the very antithesis of cowardly.
3. Rhet.
a. 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.”
b. the second sentence or part thus set in opposition, as “or give me death.”
4. Philos.See under Hegelian dialectic.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/antithesis.html on line 155 antithesis (Thesaurus)
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/antithesis.html on line 157 antithesis (Encyclopedia)

 

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