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an·ti·thet·i·cal(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.]
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1. of the nature of antithesis
2. directly contrasted
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an•ti•thet•i•cal(ˌæn təˈθɛt ɪ kəl)
1. of the nature of or involving antithesis.
2. directly opposed or contrasted.
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|Adj.||1.||antithetical - 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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adjective opposite, opposed, contrasted, contrasting, counter, reverse, contrary, contradictory, converse, inverse, poles apart, antipodal The oppressive use of power is antithetical to our ideals.
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antithetical[ˌæntɪˈθetɪkəl] ADJ → antitético
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
antithetical[ˌæntɪˈθɛtɪkəl] adj → antithétique
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antithetical[ˌæntɪθɛtɪk/əl] adj → antitetico/a
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