Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Directly opposed; contrasted. antithetic.

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Usage examples "antithetical":

  1. The antithetical word, Involution, would much more truly express the nature of the process; and would, indeed, describe better the secondary characters of the process which we shall have to deal with presently." - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
  2. 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", Allen Johnson.
  3. 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", Giovanni Gentile.