I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

II. RELATION

1. ABSOLUTE RELATION; RELATIONS

[Noncoincidence.] Contrariety.

[Antonyms: identity.]

[Nouns] contrariety, contrast, foil, antithesis, oppositeness; contradiction; antagonism (opposition) [more]; clashing, repugnance.

inversion [more]; the opposite, the reverse, the inverse, the converse, the antipodes, the antithesis, the other extreme.

[Verbs] be contrary; contrast with, oppose; differ toto coelo.

invert, reverse, turn the tables; turn topsy-turvy, turn end for end, turn upside down, turn inside out.

contradict, contravene; antagonize. [more].

[Adjectives] contrary, contrarious, contrariant; opposite, counter, dead against; converse, reverse; opposed, antithetical, contrasted, antipodean, antagonistic, opposing; conflicting, inconsistent, contradictory, at cross purposes; negative; hostile [more].

differing toto coelo; diametrically opposite; diametrically opposed; as opposite as black and white, as opposite as light and darkness, as opposite as fire and water, as opposite as the poles; as different as night and day; " Hyperion to a satyr" [Hamlet]; quite the contrary, quite the reverse; no such thing, just the other way, tout au contraire.

[Adverbs] contrarily; contra, contrariwise, per contra, on the contrary, nay rather; vice versa; on the other hand (in compensation) [more].

[Phrases] "all concord's born of contraries" [B. Jonson]. �Thesis, antithesis, synthesis� [Marx]

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