An antithesis is the complete opposite of something though the counterculture was strong in america in 1968, voters elected richard nixon, the antithesis of a hippie. Antithesis is a contrary or opposite opinion, concept, or characteristic so, the sun may be the antithesis to the moon, the devil may be the antithesis to god, and a conservative may be the antithesis to a liberal. The best opposite for from is to in certain situations, you could possibly use towards, but tol is used as a rule two examples would be: the traveler is taking the train from rome to venice ( directly to venice)or my friend is driving his car from rome towards. The direct opposite (usually followed by of or to): her behavior was the very antithesis of cowardly rhetoric the placing of a sentence or one of its parts against another to which it is opposed to form a balanced contrast of ideas, as in give me liberty or give me death.
A weaker word now than once it was sense of dreary, gloomy first recorded late 12c it also had a verb form in old english, grimman (class iii strong verb past tense gramm , pp grummen ) old english also had a noun, grima goblin, specter, perhaps also a proper name or attribute-name of a god, hence its appearance as an element in place. There is no opposite of empathy since most words which claim to be antonyms are really words which hint at the absence of empathy or feeling towards someone thus no empathy is confused with being the opposite of empathy. N a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, vocabularycom can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.
7 synonyms of antithesis from the merriam-webster thesaurus, plus 6 related words, definitions, and antonyms find another word for antithesis something that is as different as possible from something else synonyms: antipode, contrary, counter. Antithesis and antitheton antithesis is the grammatical form of antitheton antitheton deals with contrasting thoughts or proofs in an argument antithesis deals with contrasting words or ideas within a phrase, sentence, or paragraph. While the words involved in oxymorons seem like they don't belong together (until you give them deeper thought), the words or ideas of antithesis do feel like they belong together even as they contrast as opposites further, antitheses seldom function by placing the two words or ideas right next to one another, so antitheses are usually made up. 1 a: the direct opposite her temperament is the very antithesis of mine b (1) : the rhetorical contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or sentences (as in action, not words or they promised freedom and provided slavery. Closed as general reference by regdwigнt ♦ may 3 '12 at 13:31 this question is too basic it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.
The word originated in the 1750s to mean a despicable man, according to the oed, and came to mean a menacing supernatural creature in the 1820s (and dried nasal mucus in 1891) 7 duppy. Definition of antithesis from the collins english dictionary subordination when two or more clauses are joined by a conjunction other than and, but, or, or yet, one of the clauses is the main clause the other clauses are subordinate clauses. In the former case, one probably use cost as the opposite of the word 'benefit' i think everyone knows that a word in english can have many different meanings depending on the context and circumstances being used. An antonym is one of a pair of words with opposite meanings each word in the pair is the antithesis of the other a word may have more than one antonym there are.
A literary device, like antithesis, uses words to convey ideas in different ways from the common words and expressions of daily life thus, it conveys meaning more vividly than ordinary speech when contrasting ideas are brought together, the idea is expressed more emphatically. With euphuism, antithesis and the use of balanced sentences came to stay the two parts of an antithesis are generally separated in this way the twelfth-century romances are in most things the antithesis to homer, in narrative. For more words that mean the opposite of antithesis, try: antonyms for polarity antonyms for opposition antonyms for antagonism antonyms for difference. Noun an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which some assertible proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by an equally assertible and apparently contradictory proposition (antithesis), the mutual contradiction being reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis.
Synonyms, crossword answers and other related words for antithesis we hope that the following list of synonyms for the word antithesis will help you to finish your crossword today. Find more words another word for opposite of meaning of rhymes with sentences with find word forms translate from english translate to english words with friends scrabble crossword / codeword words starting with words ending with words containing exactly words containing letters pronounce find conjugations find names. Finding the opposite of words, or antonyms, isn't so tough with a dictionary of opposite words, or sometimes simply by adding a prefix to a word read on to discover the importance of antonyms.