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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [an-tip-uh-dl]
    • /ænˈtɪp ə dl/
    • /ænˈtɪpədl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-tip-uh-dl]
    • /ænˈtɪp ə dl/

Definitions of antipodal word

  • adjective antipodal of or relating to diametrically opposite points on the earth's surface 3
  • adjective antipodal exactly or diametrically opposite 3
  • adjective antipodal Geography. on the opposite side of the globe; pertaining to the antipodes. 1
  • adjective antipodal diametrically opposite: twin brothers with antipodal personalities. 1
  • adjective antipodal Botany. (in a developing ovule) of or at the end opposite to the micropyle: antipodal nuclei. 1
  • noun antipodal Relating to or situated on the opposite side of the earth. 1

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Origin of antipodal

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50; antipode + -al1

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Parts of speech for Antipodal


antipodal popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

antipodal usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for antipodal

adj antipodal

  • counter — In a place such as a shop or café, a counter is a long narrow table or flat surface at which customers are served.
  • contrary — Ideas, attitudes, or reactions that are contrary to each other are completely different from each other.
  • opposite — situated, placed, or lying face to face with something else or each other, or in corresponding positions with relation to an intervening line, space, or thing: opposite ends of a room.
  • diametric — of, relating to, or along a diameter

adjective antipodal

  • opposed — to act against or provide resistance to; combat.

adverb antipodal

  • diametrically — If you say that two things are diametrically opposed, you are emphasizing that they are completely different from each other.

Antonyms for antipodal

adj antipodal

  • agreeing — to have the same views, emotions, etc.; harmonize in opinion or feeling (often followed by with): I don't agree with you.
  • similar — having a likeness or resemblance, especially in a general way: two similar houses.
  • like — in like manner with; similarly to; in the manner characteristic of: He works like a beaver.

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