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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Antithesis \An*tith"e*sis\, n.; pl. Antitheses. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to set against, to oppose; 'anti` against + ? to set. See Thesis.] 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." [1913 Webster] 2. The second of two clauses forming an antithesis. [1913 Webster] 3. Opposition; contrast. [1913 Webster]