The Alternative English Dictionary: antipodean

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antipodean {{was wotd}} pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈæn.tɪp.əʊˌdɪi.ən/
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. diametrically opposed
  2. relating to the antipodes, or situated at opposite sides of the Earth
  3. (informal) of, or pertaining to, Australia or New Zealand
    • 2000: , , pages 10-11: So there is a certain sense of achievement just in arriving in Australia—a pleasure and satisfaction to be able to step from the airport terminal into dazzling antipodean sunshine...
related terms:
  • antipodes
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. An inhabitant of the antipodes.

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