1. the exact opposite of something or someone; 2. a use of words or phrases that contrast with each other to create a balanced effect
– His boisterous and loud speaking manner is the antithesis of his predecessors more quiet and reserved style.
– My business partner is my complete antithesis; I like hitting problems head on, while he prefers skirting around difficult issues.
– A long hike is simple, my work can sometimes be complicated with no clear outcome. I sometimes struggle with work, because my job is like the antithesis of what hiking is all about.
– The bitcoin Revolution is the birth to financial equality and the antithesis to oppression of the Central banks.
– Life is the antithesis of death.
opposite, reverse, contradiction
1. a commonplace belief that is widely accepted as true; 2. a proposition or assumption that must first be accepted in a logical proof
– Some political advisors stand behind the axiom that in order to win an election, a politician must seem pro education.
– The mathematician based his proof on several previously accepted axioms.
– Frank didn’t feel the need to tell her he loved her because he thought it was axiomatic.
– It is a widely held axiom that governments should not negotiate with terrorists.
truism, assumption, maxim