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antithesis (s) (noun), antitheses (pl)
1. The complete or exact opposite of something or someone; opposition; contrast: Herald's behavior is the antithesis of right and wrong.
2. A use of words or phrases that contrast with each other to create a balanced effect: The Patrick Henry speech in 1775, "Give me liberty or give me death", is an example of using an antithesis to consider the political way of living in one's country.
3. A proposition that is the opposite of another already proposed thesis: Harry's proposal to climb Mt. Everest before getting into good physical condition was the antithesis of common sense.
4. Etymology: from Late Latin antithesis which came from Greek antithesis, "opposition"; literally, "a placing against", a noun of action from antitithenai, "to set against, to oppose"; a term in logic, from anti-, "against" + tithenai, "to place".
The direct opposite.
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Contrast and the direct opposite of someone.
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Opposition and the direct contrast of someone.
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Opposition and the direct contrast of someone.
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The complete or exact opposite of something or someone. (4)