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  Words related to opposition

Related / Similar Words: resistance, confrontation, enemy, foe, foeman, opponent, opposite, oppositeness

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition";
  • a body of people united in opposing something;
  • a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty''s loyal opposition";
  • an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies";
  • a contestant that you are matched against;
  • a direction opposite to another;
  • the relation between opposed entities;

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    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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