An antispast is a metrical foot used in Ancient Greek poetry, consisting of 4 syllables: short, long, long, and short. It is equivalent to an iamb followed by a trochee.[1]

An antispast in English language poetry would be a foot consisting 4 syllables unstressed, stressed, stressed, and unstressed. Examples would be the words "impregnated" and "unblackguarded."

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  1. A, Glossary, Representative Poetry Online, University of Toronto. Web, June 23, 2013.
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