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  Definition of opposite
  1. two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed"
  2. a contestant that you are matched against
  3. a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  4. something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
  5. of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"
  6. characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"
  7. altogether different in nature or quality or significance; "the medicine''s effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade
  8. the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
  9. being directly across from each other; facing; "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles"
  10. moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
  11. directly facing each other; "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table"
Similar Words: antonym, opposite word, opposition, opponent, reverse, contrary, inverse, paired, diametric, diametrical, polar, face-to-face

 

Hyponyms: direct antonym, indirect antonym, additive inverse, multiplicative inverse, reciprocal

 

Derivational Morphology: pit, oppose, match, play off, revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate, change by reversal, turn

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 对面   Dutch: tegenoverliggend  
Finnish: vastapäinen   French: opposé  
German: gegenüberliegend   Hungarian: szembenlevő  
Italian: opposto   Japanese: 反対  
Korean: 반대의   Portuguese: oposto  
Russian: противоположный   Spanish: opuesto  
Swedish: motsatt  
 
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