antithetical antithetical  /ˌæn tə ˈθɛ tɪ kəl/


  • (adj) sharply contrasted in character or purpose


  1. Because my whole style was so antithetical to what the traditional NPR listener had been accustomed to.
  2. It's antithetical to everything this country stands for.
  3. I never explored beyond that, mostly because the kids in my neighborhood believed the words white and music to be antithetical.



  1. "It is beyond dispute that (Henderson) willingly joined the Knights Party, knowing that he was effectively joining the Ku Klux Klan," Gerrard wrote. "In joining, he endorsed a point of view that is completely antithetical to the principles of...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: John M. Gerrard Source: FOXNews

  2. McCain called it "antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans" because it "usurps from the states a fundamental authority they have always possessed and imposes a federal remedy for a problem that most states do not...
    on Mar 28, 2006 By: John McCain Source: ABC News

  3. "We would compound the problems that the Legislative and the [next] governor will face then, with unnecessary deficit financing, is just abhorrent to me and is really, in my opinion, antithetical to the process. So I will not sign a budget that has...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: David Paterson Source: NY1

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