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 (ăn′tĭ-thĕt′ĭ-kəl) also an·ti·thet·ic (-ĭk)
1. Being in diametrical opposition: a viewpoint that was antithetical to conventional wisdom. See Synonyms at opposite.
2. Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.

[From Medieval Latin antitheticus, from Greek antithetikos, from antitithenai, to oppose; see antithesis.]

an′ti·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.antithetic - sharply contrasted in character or purpose; "practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs"; "hope is antithetic to despair"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
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adj (= contrasting)gegensätzlich; phrasesantithetisch (form); ideaentgegengesetzt, antithetisch (form)
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There was the same sort of antithetic mixture in Martin Poyser: he was of so excellent a disposition that he had been kinder and more respectful than ever to his old father since he had made a deed of gift of all his property, and no man judged his neighbours more charitably on all personal matters; but for a farmer, like Luke Britton, for example, whose fallows were not well cleaned, who didn't know the rudiments of hedging and ditching, and showed but a small share of judgment in the purchase of winter stock, Martin Poyser was as hard and implacable as the north-east wind.
An understanding of the life cycle of advanced members of the Charophyta is thus key to selection of the antithetic (interpolation) theory of land sporophyte origin over the homologous (transformation) theory.
They frequently have a "roll-over" anticline with four-way closure on the downthrown side of the fault and antithetic faulting in the downthrown block.
For instance, up to now I have counted twenty-three types of devices of balance, including antanagoge, three kinds of doublets (antithetic, pleonastic and range), triplets (and other kinds of seriation), antimetabole, inclusio, and palindrome.
In fact, contentio--in rhetoric the expression of antithetic or contrary ideas, as in morte mortem mortificans, moriendo mortem destruis: "the biter bit"--rules the thought, the action and the expression of Part 1.
Traditional philosophical discourse either ignores women or denigrates them through the inclusion of imagery that associates them with all that is irrational and antithetic to clear-sighted reasoning, which remains exclusively the province of the male.
However, in the segments with the higher angle to Shmax direction (GL and LT) the AMF branches show several antithetic (dipping toward the depression) faults.
As variance reduction technique antithetic variables are used, see Glasserman (2004).
Some of these stylistic features suggest the Puritans' Manic heart mentality, as does another reading - Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown." Hawthorne's antithetic doublets, for example, often are comprised of theological terms and so give us a sense of the dualistic moral universe believed in by the Puritans.
But the same kinematic considerations show that a secondary, antithetic sinistral strike-slip fault system, orientated N-S, can develop associated to the main NW-SE extensional normal fault system in Central Iberia (Fig.
It consists of synthetic faults, more subsiding outward from the main fault, and rare antithetic and transversal faults (Fig.