antithesis

antithesis
noun (plural antitheses) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, literally, opposition, from antitithenai to oppose, from anti- + tithenai to set — more at do Date: 1529 1. a. (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”) (2) opposition, contrast <
the antithesis of prose and verse
>
b. (1) the second of two opposing constituents of an antithesis (2) the direct opposite <
her temperament is the very antithesis of mine
>
2. the second stage of a dialectic process

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