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opposition

noun (n)

  • the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with (noun.act)
    Synonym: resistance
    Example:
    Despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead.
    source: wordnet30
  • the relation between opposed entities (noun.linkdef)
    Synonym: oppositeness
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of hostile groups opposing each other (noun.act)
    Synonym: confrontation
    Example:
    The invaders encountered stiff opposition.
    source: wordnet30
  • a contestant that you are matched against (noun.person)
    Synonym: opponent, opposite
    source: wordnet30
  • a body of people united in opposing something (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • a direction opposite to another (noun.linkdef)
    source: wordnet30
  • an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force) (noun.person)
    Synonym: enemy, foe, foeman
    source: wordnet30
  • the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected (noun.group)
    Example:
    Her Majesty's loyal Opposition.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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