antithetic


adjective

  1. of the nature of or involving antithesis.
  2. directly opposed or contrasted; opposite.

adjective

  1. of the nature of antithesis
  2. directly contrasted
adj.

“containing an antithesis,” c.1600, from Greek antithetikos “setting in opposition,” from antithetos “placed in opposition,” from antithesis (see antithesis).

adj.

1580s, from Greek antithetikos “setting in opposition,” from antithetos “placed in opposition” (see antithetic) + -al (1). Related: Antithetically.

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