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antithetical adj : sharply contrasted in character or purpose; "practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs"; "hope is antithetic to despair" [syn: antithetic]

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Adjective

  1. Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.
    His wrong-headed beliefs are antithetical to everything we stand for as a community.

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