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  Words related to opposite

Related / Similar Words: antonym, opposite word, opposition, opponent, reverse, contrary, inverse, paired, diametric, diametrical, polar, face-to-face

 

Definition:
  • two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed";
  • a contestant that you are matched against;
  • a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true";
  • something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse";
  • of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves";
  • 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";
  • 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;
  • the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors";
  • 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";
  • moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions";
  • 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";

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    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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