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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.
The Gothic genre antithetically mirrors "the sentimental idyll" that embodies "nature" and "natural values" (the patriarchal family, a market economy, class inequality) by portraying unnatural desires and urban, violent, and commodified images.
Only when Bartleby, a character antithetically defined by his lack of worldly possessions, enters the office community and says "I would prefer not to" does the stable, orderly world based upon "submission" to authority and "mutually conferred" language of conformity begin to break down.
This artistic fact conjuring scientific fiction leads nicely into Silke Strickrodt's study of an alternative culture of progress, a feminine one antithetically different to contemporary life in Jane Webb Loudon's novel about a Catholic Royalist Britain.
Chancery prisoner antithetically parallels Pickwick who is hermetically
Antithetically to Auden's mode l, the detective most effectively mirrors the criminal, equaling or surpassing the criminal in ability and awareness, differing primarily in the essential morality ascribed to the detective.
Kolbrener's point is that the opposite camps in Milton criticism force each other to take up positions that depend for their coherency on what they oppose, thus failing to take into account a Milton who can hold apparent opposites together, rigorous opposites being, we are assured, artifacts of Enlightenment reason: "the oppositions instated in the historiography of the Enlightenment West (in which mythos and logos, reason and authority are antithetically opposed) inform a criticism where extremes are continually celebrated or condemned, and set polemically against one another" (109).
Larson (1991, 86-7) argues antithetically to realism that states in a similar position in the international system and with similar relative capabilities behave differently with regard to bandwagoning; therefore, there must be some intervening variable to explain the difference.
Do Emilia's hopes, as reflected by her inner speech, mean that she wants an end to the violence or antithetically that she would have the bloodshed continue?
The asymmetrical tug of groups, the leap into asymmetrical distances; the commerce of such groups, regulated in asymmetrical distances with other, likewise symmetrically constructed groups; this manifest, progressive change of quantity sets free the quantity of antithetically ordered proportions, sets free the (until now) parenthetical antithesis.
1067)--implicitly conceives poetic authority antithetically to Lamb's willed illusion of it as divinely inspired, sacred, ideal, "absolute.