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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Greek, 'opposition', from antitithenai 'to be against', from anti- ( ANTI-) + tithenai 'to put'

antithesis

noun
     
an‧tith‧e‧sis plural antitheses [countable]
formal the complete opposite of something
antithesis of
This is not democratic. It is the antithesis of democracy.

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