Antipodal



Geography. on the opposite side of the globe; pertaining to the .
diametrically opposite:
twin brothers with antipodal personalities.
Botany. (in a developing ovule) of or at the end opposite to the micropyle:
antipodal nuclei.
Contemporary Examples

Even his most antipodal fellow councilman cried and embraced him afterward.
Gay Teens’ New Champion Opens Up Claire Howorth October 16, 2010

Historical Examples

George Reid’s career on a new stage will be watched with keen interest in his two antipodal homes.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916 Various

His appearance is antipodal to that of the beefy, bluff, full-blooded John Bull.
A Year in Europe Walter W. Moore

In its broadest statement, the psychology of tipping presents the two antipodal qualities of pride and pusillanimity.
The Itching Palm William R Scott

Mr. Morgan, the millionaire banker, attends church conventions as an antipodal diversion.
As A Chinaman Saw Us Anonymous

The two races, the Anglo-Saxon and the negro, have antipodal constitutions.
Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments Various

The man in his essential quality is precisely what our generation and our race requires as its antipodal corrective.
Suspended Judgments John Cowper Powys

In temperament and in interests the two sisters were antipodal.
Women of Early Christianity Alfred Brittain

Courbet was the epitome of that unstudied naturalism which is antipodal to the hypocrisies of society.
Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright

Its views, like its practice, had undergone an antipodal change since the Kingston incident of fifty years before.
The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore John R. Hutchinson

adjective
of or relating to diametrically opposite points on the earth’s surface
exactly or diametrically opposite
antipodal
(ān-tĭp’ə-dəl)
Noun In angiosperms, any of three nuclei located at the end of the embryo sac opposite the micropyle. The antipodals degenerate at or shortly after fertilization. See more at embryo sac.

Adjective Situated on the opposite side or sides of the Earth.

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