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  Definition of Opposition
  1. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
  2. the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
  3. a body of people united in opposing something
  4. a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty''s loyal opposition"
  5. an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
  6. a contestant that you are matched against
  7. a direction opposite to another
  8. the relation between opposed entities
Similar Words: resistance, confrontation, enemy, foe, foeman, opponent, opposite, oppositeness

 

Hyponyms: lockout, reaction, anti-takeover defense, strikebreaking, Iraqi National Congress, INC, besieger, orthogonality, perpendicularity, orthogonal opposition, antipodal, antipodal opposition, diametrical opposition, enantiomorphism, mirror-image relation, antipode, antithesis, conflict, contrast, direct contrast, mutual opposition, polarity, gradable opposition, sign, ungradable opposition, contradictoriness, contradiction, contrary, contrariety, tertium quid, reverse, opposite, inverse, antagonism

 

Member Meronyms: enemy

 

Derivational Morphology: oppose, fight, fight back, fight down, defend, confront, face, pit, match, play off

 

 
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