What does the word antithetical mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Directly opposed; contrasted. antithetic.

Usage examples for antithetical

  1. To bring and keep together these two antithetical personalities, representatives of two opposing political systems, was no small achievement. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  2. The modern world, at first with dim consciousness, and guided rather by a fortunate intuition than by a clear concept of its own real orientation, then with an ever clearer, ever more critical conviction, has elaborated a concept which is directly antithetical to the classical idea of a celestial truth removed from the turmoil of earthly things. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile