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1. opposition

noun. ['ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃən'] the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with.

Synonyms

  • reaction
  • action
  • lockout
  • anti-takeover defense

Antonyms

  • favorable
  • same
  • synonymous
  • hot war

Etymology

  • oposicion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • oppositio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Opposition

  • predisposition
  • misrecognition
  • juxtaposition
  • retransmission
  • presupposition
  • decomposition
  • statistician
  • reimposition
  • redeposition
  • redefinition
  • precondition
  • pediatrician
  • obstetrician
  • mathematician
  • malnutrition
  • geriatrician
  • fondkommission
  • extradition
  • transmission
  • superstition
  • requisition
  • recondition
  • recognition
  • proposition
  • premonition
  • preignition
  • inquisition
  • exposition
  • expedition
  • electrician

How do you pronounce opposition?

Pronounce opposition as ˌɑpəˈzɪʃən.

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Sentences with opposition


1. Noun, singular or mass
Keep your arms in opposition of your legs as they would be if you were running.

Quotes about opposition


1. Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
- Orison Swett Marden

2. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

3. Opposition is true friendship.
- William Blake

2. opposition

noun. ['ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃən'] the relation between opposed entities.

Synonyms

  • contrary
  • antagonism
  • sign
  • tertium quid
  • relation
  • contradictoriness
  • contrast
  • polarity
  • contrariety
  • inverse
  • reverse
  • direct contrast
  • contradiction
  • antithesis
  • antipode
  • conflict
  • oppositeness
  • opposite
  • mutual opposition
  • ungradable opposition
  • gradable opposition

Antonyms

  • head
  • obverse
  • truth
  • agreement

Etymology

  • oposicion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • oppositio (Latin)

3. opposition

noun. ['ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃən'] the act of hostile groups opposing each other.

Synonyms

  • confrontation
  • strikebreaking

Antonyms

  • liking
  • fire
  • negativeness

Etymology

  • oposicion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • oppositio (Latin)

4. opposition

noun. ['ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃən'] a body of people united in opposing something.

Synonyms

  • body
  • Iraqi National Congress

Antonyms

  • negativity
  • positivity
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • oposicion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • oppositio (Latin)

5. opposition

noun. ['ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃən'] a contestant that you are matched against.

Synonyms

  • contestant
  • opponent

Antonyms

  • equal
  • forward
  • direct

Etymology

  • oposicion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • oppositio (Latin)

6. opposition

noun. ['ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃən'] a direction opposite to another.

Synonyms

  • antipodal opposition
  • direction
  • diametrical opposition
  • orthogonal opposition
  • orthogonality
  • perpendicularity
  • mirror-image relation
  • enantiomorphism

Antonyms

  • falsify
  • stay
  • synchronize
  • consecrate

Etymology

  • oposicion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • oppositio (Latin)

7. Opposition

noun. the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected.

Synonyms

  • party

8. opposition

noun. ['ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃən'] an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force).

Synonyms

  • besieger
  • antagonist
  • foeman
  • opponent
  • opposer
  • enemy
  • resister
  • adversary

Antonyms

  • uncommunicative
  • ancestor
  • descendant
  • unconnectedness

Etymology

  • oposicion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • oppositio (Latin)
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