- The definition of antilogy is an opposition in thoughts, views, statements, and/or words.
An example of an antilogy is the word “clip” which on one hand can mean “bring together” as in a hair clip or barrette, and on the other hand it can also mean “to separate” as in clip hair with a scissors.
Origin of antilogyClassical Greek antilogia: see anti- and amp; -logy
- (rhetoric) A contradiction in related terms or ideas. Usually an inconsistency in syllogisms, of a person or group supposedly of one set of ideals.