List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 273

SYNONYMS: opposite, contrary, antithetical, contradictory.
These adjectives mean marked by a natural or innate and irreconcilable opposition.

Two things that are altogether different are opposite: Antonyms are words of opposite meaning. It is said that opposite characters make a union happiest.
Contrary stresses extreme divergence: Democrats and Republicans often hold contrary opinions.
Antithetical emphasizes diametrical opposition: She engaged in practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs.
Contradictory implies denial or inconsistency: She gave contradictory statements to the police.

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