antithalian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ thalian

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æn.tɪˈθeɪ.li.ən/

Adjective[edit]

antithalian (comparative more antithalian, superlative most antithalian)

  1. (formal) Opposed to fun or festivity.
    • 1818, Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey
      Mr Toobad described her as being [] altogether as gloomy and antithalian a young lady as Mr Glowry himself could desire for the future mistress of Nightmare Abbey.
    • 1990, Houchang E. Chehabi, Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran Under the Shah and Khomeini (I.B.Tauris, ISBN 1850431981 p.82:
      an ascetic component that has caused many postrevolutionary societies, whatever their ideology, to become so unspeakably antithalian after the initial period of creative euphoria is over.