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Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
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  1. Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
  2. Striking, or dashing together; fighting; contending; struggling to resist and overcome.
(Rail transport, of points and crossovers) diverging in the direction of travel.
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  1. (Rail transport, of points and crossovers) diverging in the direction of travel.
Unfriendly; hostile:
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  1. Unfriendly; hostile:
  2. Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse:
  3. In opposition; adverse; unfavorable
Of, or being an antonym
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  1. Of, or being an antonym
  2. Of, or having the nature of, an antonym; opposite in meaning
Being in opposition; opposed:
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  1. Being in opposition; opposed:
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy:
  3. Feeling or showing enmity or ill will:
Moving in an opposite or opposing direction:
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  1. Moving in an opposite or opposing direction:
  2. Acting or serving to oppose; antagonistic:
  3. Contrary to one's interests or welfare; harmful or unfavorable:
Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
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  1. Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
  2. Being in diametrical opposition:
  3. Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.
Obstructing or tending to obstruct
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  1. Obstructing or tending to obstruct
  2. Causing obstructions.
Stubbornly resistant to or defiant of authority or guidance.
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  1. Stubbornly resistant to or defiant of authority or guidance.
  2. Difficult to manage or deal with:
  3. Resistant to chemical decomposition; decomposing extremely slowly.
Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
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  1. Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
  2. Showing antagonism; acting in opposition
Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
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  1. Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
  2. Striking, or dashing together; fighting; contending; struggling to resist and overcome.
Liking competition or inclined to compete:
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  1. Liking competition or inclined to compete:
  2. (Euphemistically, of prices) cheap, especially used of quality products
  3. (Biochemistry) Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from the reversible combination of an enzyme with an alternate compound and prevents normal substrate binding.
Acting as a rival; competing
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  1. Acting as a rival; competing
Hoping to become
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  1. Hoping to become
  2. Striving for or desirous of reaching some (usually lofty) goal
Of or relating to the effort to prevent an opponent from gaining points in a game or athletic contest.
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  1. Of or relating to the effort to prevent an opponent from gaining points in a game or athletic contest.
  2. Constantly feeling under attack and hence quick to justify one's actions
  3. Performed so as to avoid risk, danger, or legal liability:
(Physics) Resisting the passage of electrical current
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  1. (Physics) Resisting the passage of electrical current
  2. Resisting, tending to resist, or capable of resistance
  3. Of, tending toward, or marked by resistance:
Offering resistance; resisting
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  1. Offering resistance; resisting
  2. Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination:
  1. Difficult, hard to do.
  2. Requiring the full application of one's abilities, attention, or resources:
Having or showing opposition; adverse:
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  1. Having or showing opposition; adverse:
  2. Disadvantageous, adverse, unsuitable, inconducive; serving to hinder or oppose.
  3. (Of wind or weather) Causing obstacles or delay; not conducive to travel or work; inclement.
Causing or intending harm or evil; wicked:
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  1. Causing or intending harm or evil; wicked:
  2. Wicked, evil, or dishonest, esp. in some dark, mysterious way
  3. Attended by or causing misfortune or disaster:
Involving a contradiction; inconsistent
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  1. Involving a contradiction; inconsistent
  2. Inclined to contradict or deny
  3. Given to contradicting:
(Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
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  1. (Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
  2. Adverse; unfavorable:
  3. Opposed, as in character or purpose:
(Rail transport, of points and crossovers) diverging in the direction of travel.
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  1. (Rail transport, of points and crossovers) diverging in the direction of travel.
(Astrol., Astron.) The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitudes differ by 180°; esp., the position of a superior planet or the full moon when it is in opposition with the sun
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  1. (Astrol., Astron.) The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitudes differ by 180°; esp., the position of a superior planet or the full moon when it is in opposition with the sun
  2. An opposed condition; resistance, contradiction, contrast, hostility, etc.
  3. A political party or an organized group opposed to the group, party, or government in power.
A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or allegation; a contradiction.
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  1. A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or allegation; a contradiction.
  2. The act of denying; a saying “no” (to a request, demand, etc.)
  3. In litigation, a rejection of a claim or request; an assertion in a pleading rejecting facts asserted by the other party in its own pleading. In litigation, a rejection of a claim or request; an assertion in a pleading rejecting facts asserted by the other party in its own pleading.
Any race, game, debate, etc. in which individuals or teams compete with one another to determine the winner
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  1. Any race, game, debate, etc. in which individuals or teams compete with one another to determine the winner
  2. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
  3. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
Relating to or characteristic of an adversary; involving antagonistic elements:
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  1. Relating to or characteristic of an adversary; involving antagonistic elements:
  2. Of or characterized by opposition, disagreement, hostility, etc., as between adversaries
  3. Characteristic of, or in the manner of, an adversary; combative, hostile, opposed
Moving in an opposite or opposing direction:
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  1. Moving in an opposite or opposing direction:
  2. Acting or serving to oppose; antagonistic:
  3. Contrary to one's interests or welfare; harmful or unfavorable:
Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
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  1. Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
  2. Showing antagonism; acting in opposition
Having or showing a strong aversion or repugnance
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  1. Having or showing a strong aversion or repugnance
  2. Opposed in nature or character; antagonistic:
  3. Opposed or antagonistic in character, tendency, etc.
Being, of having an opponent; not unopposed.
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  1. Being, of having an opponent; not unopposed.
  2. Acting in opposition; opposing.
Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting opposition
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  1. Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting opposition
Situated on the opposite side or sides of the Earth.
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  1. Situated on the opposite side or sides of the Earth.
  2. Diametrically opposed; exactly opposite.
  3. Diametrically opposite
(Informal) of, or pertaining to, Australia or New Zealand
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  1. (Informal) of, or pertaining to, Australia or New Zealand
  2. Diametrically opposed
  3. Relating to the antipodes, or situated at opposite sides of the Earth
Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
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  1. Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
  2. Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.
  3. Exactly opposite
Of or relating to an antonym or antonyms.
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  1. Of or relating to an antonym or antonyms.
Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.
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  1. Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.
  2. Given to contradicting:
  3. Inclined to contradict or deny
Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
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  1. Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
  2. Opposed, as in character or purpose:
  3. (Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
Reversed in position, order, action, etc.; opposite; contrary; turned about
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  1. Reversed in position, order, action, etc.; opposite; contrary; turned about
Contrary; opposing:
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  1. Contrary; opposing:
  2. That acts in opposition, tends in an opposite direction, or is opposite or contrary; opposed or opposing
Of or relating to a diameter; diametral
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Of, relating to, or along a diameter.
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  1. Of, relating to, or along a diameter.
  2. Designating an opposite, a contrary, a difference, etc. that is wholly so; complete
  3. Exactly opposite; contrary.
Placed or located directly across from something else or from each other:
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  1. Placed or located directly across from something else or from each other:
  2. Sharply contrasting; antithetical:
  3. (Botany) Growing in pairs on either side of a stem:
Relating to a pole, such as the pole of a magnet or one of the electrodes of an electrolytic cell.
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  1. Relating to a pole, such as the pole of a magnet or one of the electrodes of an electrolytic cell.
  2. Opposite in character, nature, direction, etc.
  3. Occupying or characterized by opposite extremes:
Turned backward in position, direction, or order:
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  1. Turned backward in position, direction, or order:
  2. Turned backward; opposite or contrary, as in position, direction, order, etc.
  3. Causing movement backward or in the opposite direction
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