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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·tith·e·sis /ænˈtɪθəsəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·tith·e·sis n.; pl. Antitheses.
 1. Rhet. An opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, “The prodigal robs his heir; the miser robs himself.”  “He had covertly shot at Cromwell; he how openly aimed at the Queen.”
 2. The second of two clauses forming an antithesis.
 3. Opposition; contrast.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: exact opposite; "his theory is the antithesis of mine"
      2: the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a
         feeling of balance
      [also: antitheses (pl)]