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antithetic

[an-tuh-thet-ik] /ˌæn təˈθɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or involving antithesis.
2.
directly opposed or contrasted; opposite.
Also, antithetical.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Greek antithetikós, equivalent to anti(ti)thé(nai) to set in opposition + -tikos -tic
Related forms
antithetically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for antithetic

antithetical

/ˌæntɪˈθɛtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of the nature of antithesis
2.
directly contrasted
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Word Origin and History for antithetic
adj.

"containing an antithesis," c.1600, from Greek antithetikos "setting in opposition," from antithetos "placed in opposition," from antithesis (see antithesis).

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