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Antithetical

Oct 25, 2016 12:21 IST

Meaning: Sharply contrasted in character or purpose

Type: Adjective

Pronunciation: an-tuh-thet-i-kuh l

Usage/Example: 1. For many of them, anything that is antithetical to Washington is good, even if it could turn out to be the worst thing for all of us. (Source: The Hill (blog))

2. The “you'd be in jail” line was antithetical to every historic and contemporary understanding of the American experiment. (Source: The Nation)

3. You can debate whether any of these measures are warranted, but there's no question they are antithetical to free speech. (Source: Ottawa Citizen)

Synonyms and Antonyms: Antithetical

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