The definition of antithetical is something that is contrary or opposite.adjective
An example of something that is antithetical is eating meat if you are a vegetarian.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- of or containing antithesis
- exactly opposite
Origin: obs. antithetic, opposite (< Gr antithetikos < antithenai: see antithesis) + -al
- antithetically adverb
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- Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
- Being in diametrical opposition. See Synonyms at opposite.
Origin: From Medieval Latin antitheticus, from Greek antithetikos, from antitithenai, to oppose; see antithesis.
- anˌti·thetˈi·cal·ly adverb