Meaning of antithesis
Pronunciation: (an-tith'u-sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
- opposition; contrast: the antithesis of right and wrong.
- the direct opposite (usually fol. by of or to): Her behavior was the very antithesis of cowardly.
- the placing of a sentence or one of its parts against another to which it is opposed to form a balanced contrast of ideas, as in “Give me liberty or give me death.”
- the second sentence or part thus set in opposition, as “or give me death.”
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- antithesis (Thesaurus)