Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

Opposition of words or ideas.

Part of speech: noun

The contrary; a contrast.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Thomas Whittaker.
  3. In appearance and in manner he was the direct antithesis of his partner, Webster. - "The Romance of a Great Store", Edward Hungerford.