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antithesis (noun) the opposite of something; contrast.

Altruism (selflessness) is the opposite of selfishness, so selfishness is the antithesis of altruism. If the results of an action are the opposite of what we intend, the results are the antithesis of our expectations. A situation in which the use of force is claimed to be necessary to establish peace, as in the case of the US intervention in Iraq, is an antithesis. If the son turns out to be the very opposite of the good things his father is known for, the son is the antithesis of his father.

  • The use of violence in the name of religion, to establish the supremacy of one's religion, is the antithesis of religion, because no religion preaches violence.
  • The son proved to be the antithesis of his father. If his father rose from rags to riches, he squandered all the wealth he had inherited from his father.
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