the antithesis of right and wrong.
the direct opposite (usually followed by of or to):
Her behavior was the very antithesis of cowardly.
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.”.
the second sentence or part thus set in opposition, as “or give me death.”.
Philosophy, See under .
an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which some assertible proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by an equally assertible and apparently contradictory proposition (antithesis) the mutual contradiction being reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis)
Finally, Social Security and Medicare are the antithesis of food stamps and Medicaid.
Obama Misfires in the War on Poverty Lloyd Green January 12, 2014
Laura Hillenbrand is the antithesis of the popular concept of a world-famous, bestselling author.
Laura Hillenbrand’s Acclaimed Bestsellers Haven’t Changed Her Sandra McElwaine December 20, 2011
Our fundamental values demand that America stand with demonstrators opposing a regime that is the antithesis of all we believe.
Leave Iran to the Iranians Leslie H. Gelb June 20, 2009
Such arbitrary government action is the antithesis of such values.
PA Must Stop Censoring Internet Hussein Ibish April 30, 2012
Politically conservative and devoutly religious, my parents are the antithesis to Cyrus in every way.
Why Ahmadinejad Could Still Lose Telmah Parsa June 9, 2009
Milton presented two distinct poems, though allied by antithesis, and Penseroso does not speak until Allegro has finished.
The Standard Cantatas George P. Upton
He was only misled by his love of antithesis into a hasty and illogical remark.
Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
In my opinion, this antithesis of monism and dualism is the most important in the whole history of philosophy.
The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
That seems to arise out of the antithesis to the former conception of love.
Crabbe’s thoughts ran very much in antithesis, and the couplet suited this tendency.
Crabbe, (George) Alfred Ainger
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the exact opposite
contrast or opposition
(rhetoric) the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas, phrases, or words so as to produce an effect of balance, such as my words fly up, my thoughts remain below
(philosophy) the second stage in the Hegelian dialectic contradicting the thesis before resolution by the synthesis
(philosophy) an interpretive method in which the contradiction between a proposition (thesis) and its antithesis is resolved at a higher level of truth (synthesis)
1520s, from Late Latin antithesis, from Greek antithesis “opposition, resistance,” literally “a placing against,” also a term in logic and rhetoric, noun of action from antitithenai “to set against, oppose,” a term in logic, from anti- “against” (see anti-) + tithenai “to place,” from PIE root *dhe- “to put, to do” (see factitious).
of the nature of or involving . directly opposed or contrasted; opposite. Historical Examples While Jacobi stood in an antithetic relation to the Kantian philosophy, Fichte appears as its immediate consequence. A History of Philosophy in Epitome Albert Schwegler From this point of view, there is properly no antithetic of pure reason. The Critique of […]
of or relating to the . of or relating to the largest cartilage of the larynx, forming the projection known in humans as the Adam’s apple. . the thyroid cartilage. an artery, vein, etc., in the thyroid region. Medicine/Medical. a preparation made from the of certain animals, used in treating hypothyroid conditions. Contemporary Examples thyroid […]
- Antitorque rotor
(on certain helicopters) a small rotor on the tail, turning in the vertical plane and providing a thrust whose opposes and compensates for the of the main rotor.
of or relating to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic. an adherent of . Contemporary Examples The Likud’s hilltop youth, headed by (MK) Yariv Levin, are leading Israel […]