an·ti·thet·i·cal (ăn′tĭ-thĕtĭ-kəl) also an·ti·thet·ic (-ĭk)
1. Being in diametrical opposition: a viewpoint that was antithetical to conventional wisdom. See Synonyms at opposite.
2. Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
[From Medieval Latin antitheticus, from Greek antithetikos, from antitithenai, to oppose; see ANTITHESIS.]
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