Antithetical meaning

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The definition of antithetical is something that is contrary or opposite.

An example of something that is antithetical is eating meat if you are a vegetarian.

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Exactly opposite.
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Being in diametrical opposition.

A viewpoint that was antithetical to conventional wisdom.

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Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
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Of or containing antithesis.
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Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.

His wrong-headed beliefs are antithetical to everything we stand for as a community.

This is precisely why insistence on relative truth is antithetical to critical thinking.

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Origin of antithetical

  • From Medieval Latin antitheticus from Greek antithetikos from antitithenai to oppose antithesis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition