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      n   pl   , -ses  
1    the exact opposite  
2    contrast or opposition  
3      (Rhetoric)   the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas, phrases, or words so as to produce an effect of balance, such as my words fly up, my thoughts remain below  
4      (Philosophy)   the second stage in the Hegelian dialectic contradicting the thesis before resolution by the synthesis  
     (C15: via Latin from Greek: a setting against, from anti- + tithenai to place)  
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1    antipode, contrary, contrast, converse, inverse, opposite, reverse  
2    contradiction, contraposition, contrariety, contrast, inversion, opposition, reversal  

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