antithesis

  1. exact opposite
  2. the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance

Antithesis

[disambiguation] Antithesis, in rhetoric, is a counter-proposition that denotes a direct contrast to the original proposition. Antithesis may also refer to: ...
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Antithesis

opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction.
*Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. Barry Goldwater
*Brutus Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
*The vases of the classical period are but the reflect...
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Antithesis

Figure of speech where contrasting words or ideas are placed in close proximity e.g. 'Hee for God only, shee for God in him' from Milton's Paradise Lost.
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antithesis

[n] - exact opposite 2. [n] - the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
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Antithesis

An·tith'e·sis noun ; plural Antitheses . [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to set against, to oppose; ... against + ... to set. See Thesis .] 1. (Rhet.) An opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, 'The prodigal robs his ...
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antithesis

noun the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
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antithesis

noun exact opposite; `his theory is the antithesis of mine`
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Antithesis

• (n.) The second of two clauses forming an antithesis. • (n.) An opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, `The prodigal robs his heir; the miser robs himself.` `He had covertly shot at Cromwell; he how openly aimed at the Queen.` • (n.) Opposition; contrast.
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antithesis

a figure of speech in which irreconcilable opposites or strongly contrasting ideas are placed in sharp juxtaposition and sustained tension, as in the ... [1 related articles]
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antithesis

antithesis 1. The complete or exact opposite of something; opposition; contrast: 'His behavior is the antithesis of right and wrong.' 2. A use of words or phrases that contrast with each other to create a balanced effect: 'Give me liberty or give me death.' 3. A proposition that is the opposite of another already proposed thesis. 4. Etymology: f...
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antithesis

contrasting or combining two terms, phrases, or clauses with opposed or antithetical meanings.
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antithesis

The balancing of contrasting ideas, principles, sentences, or words. Opposite ideas are used to emphasise more clearly one idea. Used effectively, antithesis is not only a contrast of ideas but also of grammatical structures.
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antithesis

antithesis (ăntith'isis) , a figure of speech involving a seeming contradiction of ideas, words, clauses, or sentences within a balanced grammatical structure. Parallelism of expression serves to emphasize opposition of ideas. The familiar phrase “Man proposes, God disposes” is...
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Antithesis

(Gr. anti-against, tithenai- to set) In a general sense, the opposition or contrast of ideas or statements. In philosophy, a proposition opposed to a given thesis expressing a fact or a positive statement. With Kant, it is the negative member of the antinomies of reason. With Hegel, it is the second phase of the dialectical process, which denies t....
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Antithesis

Antithesis (opposition) is a figure of speech consisting in a contrast or opposition of words or sentiments; as, 'When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves we leave them'', 'The prodigal robs his heir, the miser robs himself'.
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antithesis

Contrast or opposition between two things. In abstract ideas, an antithesis is a direct opposite, for example, heaven is the antithesis of hell. In a sentence, two contrasting ideas can be said to be balanced by antithesis, usually in the same sentence. For example: `People with young children often lo...
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Antithesis

[Netherlands] The Antithesis (Antithese in Dutch) is a conflict between Christian-democratic, confessional parties, united in the Coalition and Liberal parties, united in the Concentratie between 1888 and 1918. The conflict concerned the equalization of payment for religious schools. To realize this a constitutional revision was necessary, ...
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Antithesis

Antithesis (Greek for `setting opposite`, from ἀντί `against` + θέσις `position`) is used when two opposites are introduced in the same sentence, for contrasting effect. == Description == A simple counting of the elements of dialectics (any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments) i...
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Antithesis

(pluralantitheses)
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Antithesis

Contrasting or combining two terms, phrases, or clauses with opposed or antithetical meanings.
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antithesis

contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangement of words or clauses
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