What does the word antithesis mean?

Usage examples for antithesis

  1. Let us take up again that striking antithesis of the two orders of knowledge. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  2. The antithesis, it may first be noted, between the temporary release from the vehemence of the will that is gained through art, and the permanent release through asceticism, is not consistently maintained. – Schopenhauer by Thomas Whittaker
  3. In appearance and in manner he was the direct antithesis of his partner, Webster. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford