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antithesis

 noun: Linguistic devices topic
1 the opposite of something Love is the antithesis of selfishness. Students finishing their education at 16 is the very antithesis of what society needs. The current establishment is the antithesis of democracy.2 a contrast between two things There is an antithesis between the needs of the state and the needs of the people. the sharp antithesis between their views

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