1the AntipodesAustralia and New Zealand (used by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere)
- ‘there were plants from the Antipodes, including eucalyptuses and acacias’
2The direct opposite of something.
reverse, converse, antithesis, contrary, inverse, obverse, contradiction
- ‘voting and violence are antipodes’
Late Middle English via French or late Latin from Greek antipodes ‘having the feet opposite’, from anti ‘against, opposite’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’. The term originally denoted the inhabitants of opposite sides of the earth.