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Definition of antithesis:

  1. An opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, The prodigal robs his heir; the miser robs himself. He had covertly shot at Cromwell; he how openly aimed at the Queen.
  2. Opposition; contrast.
  3. The second of two clauses forming an antithesis.

Synonyms:

contraposition, contradiction, polarity, contrariness, antipode, support, contrary, antipodes, contradistinction, contrariety, contradictory, counter, antagonism, opposition, contrapositive.

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