plural antiperistases
: resistance or reaction roused by opposition or by the action of an opposite principle or quality

Word History


Greek, from anti- anti- entry 1 + peristasis act of standing around, from periistanai to make stand around (from peri- + histanai to cause to stand) + -sis

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“Antiperistasis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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