antistasis

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντίστασις (antístasis)

Noun[edit]

Examples

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Vince Lombardi

antistasis

  1. (rhetoric) The repetition of a word in an opposing sense.
    Hyponym: antanaclasis

Usage notes[edit]

While antanaclasis means any use of the same word in two senses, antistatis denotes an especially contrastive, even contrary, difference between the senses.

References[edit]