Antithesis

Definition of Antithesis

An`tith´e`sis
n.1.(Rhet.) An opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, "The prodigal robs his heir; the miser robs himself." "He had covertly shot at Cromwell; he how openly aimed at the Queen."
2.The second of two clauses forming an antithesis.
3.Opposition; contrast.

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antagonism, anteposition, antipathy, antipode, antipodes, antipole, antonym, clashing, collision, con, conflict, confrontation, confrontment, contention, contra, contradiction, contradictory, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrary, contrast, converse, counter, counterbalance, countercheck, counterpoint, counterpoise, counterpole, counterposition, counterterm, cross-purposes, disagreement, discrepancy, foil, hostility, inconsistency, inimicalness, inverse, obverse, offset, opposing, opposite, opposite number, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, perversity, polar opposition, polarity, polarization, posing against, repugnance, reverse, setoff, showdown, the contrary, the other side, vis-a-vis
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