• (America) IPA: /ænˈtɪ.θə.sɪs/

antithesis (plural antitheses)

  1. A proposition that is the diametric opposite of some other proposition.
  2. (rhetoric) A device by which two contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in parallel form.
    • [1835, L[arret] Langley, A Manual of the Figures of Rhetoric, […], Doncaster: Printed by C. White, Baxter-Gate, OCLC 1062248511 ↗, page 22 ↗:
      Antithesis, opposing things to things,
      Oft from the contrast strength and beauty brings.]
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