Word of the Day: Antithetical

antithetical also antithetic

an-ti-thet-i-cal / ăn-tĭ-thĕt-ĭ-kəl


an-ti-thet-ic / ăn-tĭ-thĕt-ĭk


1. completely opposite

Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts.

Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929 - 1968

2. marked by direct opposition

What an antithetical mind! -- tenderness, roughness -- delicacy, coarseness -- sentiment, sensuality -- soaring and groveling, dirt and deity -- all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay! 

Lord Byron, 1788- 1824


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