Definition of antithesis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    antithesis

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ænˈtɪθəsəs//
     
    [countable, uncountable](pl. antitheses
    NAmE//‑siz//
     
    )
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1the opposite of something Love is the antithesis of selfishness. Students finishing their education at 16 is the very antithesis of what society needs.
  2. 2a contrast between two things There is an antithesis between the needs of the state and the needs of the people.
antithetical
 
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NAmE//ˌæntəˈθɛt̮ɪkl//
 
adjective antithetical (to something) A culture of violence is antithetical to the church's traditional teachings.
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