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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.


in an antithetical way
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Adv.1.antithetically - with antithesis; in an antithetical manner


[ˌæntɪˈθetɪkəlɪ] ADVpor antítesis
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Witty, clever, and sparkling at all costs, Lyly takes especial pains to balance his sentences and clauses antithetically, phrase against phrase and often word against word, sometimes emphasizing the balance also by an exaggerated use of alliteration and assonance.
Very trivial, perhaps, this anguish seems to weather-worn mortals who have to think of Christmas bills, dead loves, and broken friendships; but it was not less bitter to Maggie--perhaps it was even more bitter--than what we are fond of calling antithetically the real troubles of mature life.
Antithetically, if we view time more intuitively, by comparing it to a continuous ray of light, passing through a glass gradient, illuminating intensifying variations of the same color, as it progresses, revealing the multiplicity of aspects of that single spectrum of the one hue it brightens, simultaneously, do we approach a closer depiction of Bergson's pure duration.
Group identity is solidified when we bind ourselves antithetically, that is, over against a group that we project as an evil "other" (Social Face 53-57).
The oriental world, antithetically, organizes everything by spaces, by distances between sounds and objects, not by connection....
(2) While they reveal a close familiarity with the variously-motivated observations of English travelers, the many comments on refinement and politeness in Blithedale refer as well to the views of American etiquette experts and social reformers, who spoke differently, if not always antithetically, to transatlantic evaluations of republican culture.
Nationalist discourse is thus promulgated as welfare and socialist-oriented, and positioned antithetically to globalization, which is cast as neoliberal- and profit-oriented.
Antithetically, when bargaining power is low, whether someone is a individualist or collectivist in practice is immaterial.
In its historiographical context, Choosing Sides is situated antithetically to The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, Bernard Bailyn's 1974 keystone of Loyalist scholarship.
Still, Emilia's tales from Day One through Nine are antithetically centered on vices and sufferings.
The first two rules are designed to ensure tonal contrast within each line and tonal contrast between the two lines of a single couplet (so that the particular tonal arrangement of the first line is matched antithetically by that of the second).
These guys (banks) for whatever reasons for five years behaved antithetically to all precepts of banking and now if I were to increase the recapitalisation from Rs 25,000 crore to say Rs 1 lakh crore, we are basically saying "naughty boy, here is your lollypop".