antithetical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj antithetical sharply contrasted in character or purpose "practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs","hope is antithetic to despair"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Antithetical Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • antithetical Pertaining to or of the nature of antithesis; directly opposed or contrasted: as, these conceptions are antithetical.
    • antithetical Containing or abounding in antithesis; characterized by or making use of antithesis.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Soldiers became cold, hard, materialistic, bitter, rancorous: and qualities antithetic to these developed in their comrades.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
The hand seemed to me a very proper antithetic recompense for the foot.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
It must be alliterative, antithetical, or, still better, paradoxical.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
Starting with the simple, puritan protest of Wahabism, it has developed many phases, widely diverse and sometimes almost antithetical.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Phrases have great power when they are antithetical or alliterative.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
That ice has an origin very antithetical to its own character.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
He is not so much a simple being of nature as a being antithetic to society.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
The actual finale begins (so to speak) antithetically with the last misfortune of the unlucky Spithridates.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
He has been led astray, it seems to me, by his desire to present his argument antithetically (using the term in its logical sense).
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
In truth, all the modes of ridicule, from broad fun to polished and antithetical sarcasm, were at Collier's command.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
It is antithetic to all public control.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
We are, to put it shortly, Goths, barbarians, antithetics, what you will.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Johnson immediately became shelved, and Junius 'shrunk up into little antithetic points and well-tuned sentences.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Spirits and bodies, he urged, are antithetical and inconvertible, nor can any one save God give spirit a bodily form.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
Franklin's sanction of free trade is, however, antithetical to Mandeville's 'dog eat dog' basis.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Frank Luther Mott
The peculiar style of this critic is at once sparkling and vehement, antithetical and metaphysical.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
Two antithetical black maids attended noisily but skilfully to all my wants.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
They are in nearly exact antithetical contrast.
"The Brothers' War" by John Calvin Reed
Our path into their presence, however, is through another pair, not so plainly antithetic as those we have thus far considered.
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
The hand seemed to me a very proper antithetic recompense for the foot.
"One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances" by Thophile Gautier
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In poetry:

Clearer it grew than winter sky
That Nature still had reasons why; And, shifting sudden as a breeze,
My fancy found no satisfaction,
No antithetic sweet attraction,
So great as in the Nomades.
"The Nomades" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

I believe abstaining from voting would be antithetical to our faith.
The concepts of "fast food" and "slow food" seem antithetical.
He accused his opponents of imposing on the country a " radical vision" that "is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity.".
In which case last weekend's box office provides an excellent test case, with two politically antithetically movie satires playing mano-a-mano.
There's something antithetical about a sporty version of a 106-horsepower econobox that takes around 10 seconds to get from 0 to 60.
(A call to invisible cinematography , antithetical to the accolades of one's peers.
These are the dark and moody works that led up to and provide support for van Gogh 's first early masterpiece, "The Potato Eaters," a powerful realist work that is antithetical to the signature style that we all know.
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In science:

Though different traditions may emphasize different aspects, it is only the interplay of these antithetic forces and the struggle for their synthesis that constitute the life, usefulness, and supreme value of mathematical science.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
Antithetic sampling improves Monte Carlo by exploiting spatial structure in f .
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
I = I − f ( ex)], then antithetic sampling can bring a great reduction in RMSE, although the rate remains n−1/2 .
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
In local antithetic sampling, described below, the point ex is always close to x.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
This paper considers several ways of combining antithetic sampling and randomized digital nets.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
But it compares favorably with ordinary antithetic sampling which only changes the constant in the RMSE, and changes it for the worse for some f .
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Section 3 introduces some new notions of d-dimensional folding operations used to introduce local antithetic properties into digital nets, and proposes three specific methods.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Our strategy for improving randomized nets is to build in directly some d-dimensional versions of locally antithetic sampling.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
The local antithetic sampling strategy is implemented by adjoining to the scrambled net certain reflections of sample points.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Antithetic sampling is implemented via reflections about the center point of [0, 1]d .
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
To induce various local antithetic properties, we will use reflections of a point x about the center of an elementary interval containing x.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
For folding to improve on a digital net, it should produce a local antithetic property within elementary intervals of volume comparable to bq−m .
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
The final variance reduction technique we used was antithetic variates.
An Approximation of the Universal Intelligence Measure
In our AIQ implementation, since the first bit of each program specifies whether or not to negate the rewards, applying antithetic variates was trivial: we simply ran each program twice, once with the first bit off, once with the first bit on.
An Approximation of the Universal Intelligence Measure
To improve on the convergence of conventional Monte Carlo methods, one can make use of a variety of variance reduction techniques, such as control variates and antithetic sampling. A particular variance reduction technique which has gotten a lot of attention recently, is the multilevel Monte Carlo (MLMC) method.
Further analysis of multilevel Monte Carlo methods for elliptic PDEs with random coefficients
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