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antipode

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Pronunciation: /ˈantɪpəʊd
 
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Definition of antipode in English:

noun

The direct opposite of something: the pole and its antipode
More example sentences
  • Such a perfect, artificial cosmos of art is like an antipode to the life on the streets here, where everything is totally contradictory - where old and new, traditional and modern, poor and rich vehemently clash all day.
  • His antipode in the Greek pantheon is Kairos, ‘the fortunate moment.’
  • Architecturally, DCA complex was an antipode of a typical 1970s Dundee structure.

Origin

early 17th century: back-formation from antipodes.

Words that rhyme with antipode

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