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Opposed; in opposition
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  1. Opposed; in opposition
  2. (Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
  3. Opposed, as in character or purpose:
Causing movement backward or in the opposite direction
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  1. Causing movement backward or in the opposite direction
  2. Turned backward; opposite or contrary, as in position, direction, order, etc.
  3. Causing backward movement:
Inverted; reversed in order or relation; directly opposite
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  1. Inverted; reversed in order or relation; directly opposite
  2. (Math.) Designating or of an operation which, when applied after a specific operation, cancels it
  3. Relating to a mathematical operation whose nature or effect is the opposite of another operation. For example, addition and subtraction are inverse operations, as are multiplication and division.
The choral movement in classical Greek drama in the opposite direction from that of the strophe.
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  1. The choral movement in classical Greek drama in the opposite direction from that of the strophe.
  2. The return movement, from left to right of the stage, made by the chorus in answering the previous strophe
  3. In a Pindaric ode, the stanza, usually in the same or similar form, which follows the strophe
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.
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
Of or relating to a diameter; diametral
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Exactly opposite; contrary.
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  1. Exactly opposite; contrary.
  2. Designating an opposite, a contrary, a difference, etc. that is wholly so; complete
  3. Completely opposed
Set in opposition to, showing the differences between.
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  1. Set in opposition to, showing the differences between.
Involving a contradiction; inconsistent
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  1. Involving a contradiction; inconsistent
  2. Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.
  3. Given to contradicting:
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
Striking, or dashing together; fighting; contending; struggling to resist and overcome.
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  1. Striking, or dashing together; fighting; contending; struggling to resist and overcome.
  2. Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
Being, of having an opponent; not unopposed.
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  1. Being, of having an opponent; not unopposed.
  2. Acting in opposition; opposing.
That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
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  1. That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
Relating to a molecule or substance that has polar bonds.
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  1. Relating to a molecule or substance that has polar bonds.
  2. (--- Chemistry) Relating to or characterized by a dipole:
  3. Opposite in character, nature, direction, etc.
(Idiomatic) Totally opposite.
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On opposite sides of the globe
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  1. On opposite sides of the globe
  2. Of, relating to, or situated on the opposite side or sides of the earth:
  3. Diametrically opposed; exactly 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. Relating to the antipodes, or situated at opposite sides of the Earth
  3. Diametrically opposed
(Medicine) Producing an undesirable effect when used in combination with a particular substance:
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  1. (Medicine) Producing an undesirable effect when used in combination with a particular substance:
  2. (Chemistry) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
  3. Impossible to be held simultaneously by one person:
Impossible to reconcile:
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  1. Impossible to reconcile:
  2. That cannot be reconciled; that cannot be brought into agreement; incompatible, conflicting, or inconsistent
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:
Like an enemy; hostile; unfriendly
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  1. Like an enemy; hostile; unfriendly
  2. Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse:
  3. In opposition; adverse; unfavorable
Feeling or showing enmity or ill will:
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  1. Feeling or showing enmity or ill will:
  2. Being in opposition; opposed:
  3. Not hospitable or compatible; adverse
(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.
(Informal) One right after another; consecutive
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  1. (Informal) One right after another; consecutive
  2. (Of a house) Having a party wall at the rear
  3. Facing in opposite directions, with the backs touching
(--- Astron.) Moving in an orbit opposite to the usual orbital direction of similar celestial bodies, as opposite to the direction of the earth in its journey around the sun
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  1. (--- Astron.) Moving in an orbit opposite to the usual orbital direction of similar celestial bodies, as opposite to the direction of the earth in its journey around the sun
  2. Having a rotational or orbital movement that is opposite to the movement of most bodies within a celestial system. In the solar system, retrograde bodies are those that rotate or orbit in a clockwise direction (east to west) when viewed from a vantage point above the Earth's north pole. Venus, Uranus, and Pluto have retrograde rotational movements. No planets in the solar system have retrograde orbital movements, but four of Jupiter's moons exhibit such movement.
  3. (Obs.) Opposed; contrary
That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
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  1. That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
Being, of having an opponent; not unopposed.
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  1. Being, of having an opponent; not unopposed.
  2. Acting in opposition; opposing.
Exactly opposite; contrary.
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  1. Exactly opposite; contrary.
  2. Designating an opposite, a contrary, a difference, etc. that is wholly so; complete
  3. Completely opposed
Face to face; opposite
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  1. Face to face; opposite
One that contains elements that oppose or conflict with one another:
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  1. One that contains elements that oppose or conflict with one another:
  2. A condition in which things tend to be contrary to each other; inconsistency; discrepancy
  3. The state of being contradicted:
Something that is opposite or contrary.
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  1. Something that is opposite or contrary.
  2. Either of two opposing or contrary things:
  3. (Logic) A proposition related to another in such a way that if the latter is true, the former must be false, but if the latter is false, the former is not necessarily true.
A thing related in a converse way; the opposite
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  1. A thing related in a converse way; the opposite
  2. (Logic) A proposition obtained by conversion
  3. An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
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  1. The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
  2. A political party or an organized group opposed to the group, party, or government in power.
  3. An opposed condition; resistance, contradiction, contrast, hostility, etc.
A thin leaf of polished metal placed under an inferior or artificial gem to give it brilliance
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  1. A thin leaf of polished metal placed under an inferior or artificial gem to give it brilliance
  2. A fencing sword having a usually circular guard and a thin, flexible four-sided blade with a button on the tip to prevent injury.
  3. (Architecture) A curvilinear, often lobelike figure or space formed between the cusps of intersecting arcs, found especially in Gothic tracery and Moorish ornament.
A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
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  1. A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
  2. Direct contrast; opposition.
  3. A contrast or opposition
A place on the opposite side of the earth
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  1. A place on the opposite side of the earth
  2. Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.
  3. A group of rocky islands of the southern Pacific Ocean southeast of New Zealand, to which they belong. They were discovered by British seamen in 1800 and are so named because they are almost diametrically opposite Greenwich, England.
(Semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses.
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  1. (Semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses.
A thing which, when added to another, completes or complements it
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  1. A thing which, when added to another, completes or complements it
  2. A duplicate of a legal document.
  3. One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a corresponding person or thing:
(Math.) The result of an inversion
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  1. (Math.) The result of an inversion
  2. An inverse operation. Subtraction is the inverse of addition.
  3. Either of a pair of elements in a set whose result under the mathematical operation of the set is the identity element. For example, the inverse of 5 under multiplication is1 /5 , since 5 ×1 /5 = 1, the identity element under multiplication. The inverse of 5 under addition is −5, since 5 + −5 = 0.
The opposite or contrary:
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  1. The opposite or contrary:
  2. The act or an instance of reversing; change to the opposite
  3. A change to an opposite position, condition, or direction.
Of, relating to, or situated on the opposite side or sides of the earth:
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  1. Of, relating to, or situated on the opposite side or sides of the earth:
  2. Situated on the opposite side or sides of the Earth.
  3. Diametrically opposed; exactly 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
Exactly opposite
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  1. Exactly opposite
  2. Being in diametrical opposition:
  3. Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.
Of or relating to an antonym or antonyms.
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  1. Of or relating to an antonym or antonyms.
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
Involving, of the nature of, or being a contradiction:
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  1. Involving, of the nature of, or being a contradiction:
  2. Inclined to contradict or deny
  3. Given to contradicting:
Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
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  1. Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
  2. (Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
  3. Opposed, as in character or purpose:
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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  1. Completely opposed
  2. Exactly opposite; contrary.
  3. Designating an opposite, a contrary, a difference, etc. that is wholly so; complete
That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
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  1. That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
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. (--- Chemistry) Relating to or characterized by a dipole:
  3. Opposite in character, nature, direction, etc.
Causing movement backward or in the opposite direction
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  1. Causing movement backward or in the opposite direction
  2. Turned backward; opposite or contrary, as in position, direction, order, etc.
  3. Causing backward movement:
A direct or diametrical opposite.
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  1. A direct or diametrical opposite.
  2. Something directly opposite or diametrically opposed
  3. One of a pair of antipodes.
A place on the opposite side of the earth
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  1. A place on the opposite side of the earth
  2. Two opposite or contrary things
  3. Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.
The second stage of the Hegelian dialectic process, representing the opposite of the thesis.
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  1. The second stage of the Hegelian dialectic process, representing the opposite of the thesis.
  2. The direct or exact opposite:
  3. A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
(Semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses.
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  1. (Semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses.
Something that is opposite or contrary.
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  1. Something that is opposite or contrary.
  2. The opposite; thing that is the opposite of another
  3. (Logic) Either of two propositions so related that only one can be true but both may be false
A thing related in a converse way; the opposite
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  1. A thing related in a converse way; the opposite
  2. (Logic) A proposition obtained by conversion
  3. An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
(Printing) The depression between the raised lines of the face on a piece of type.
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  1. (Printing) The depression between the raised lines of the face on a piece of type.
  2. A long table, board, cabinet top, etc., as in a store, lunchroom, or kitchen, for the display and sale of goods, the serving or preparing of food, etc.
  3. (Football) A play in which most blockers move in one direction while the running back with the ball moves in the opposite direction
A change to an opposite position, condition, or direction.
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  1. A change to an opposite position, condition, or direction.
  2. A mechanism, etc. for reversing, as a gear arrangement in a transmission that causes a machine, motor vehicle, etc. to run backward or in the opposite direction
  3. The opposite or contrary:
Something that contradicts; an opposite
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  1. Something that contradicts; an opposite
  2. (Logic) Any of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.
  3. (Logic) Either of two proportions so related that only one can be true and, likewise, only one can be false
(Logic) A proposition obtained by negating and transposing the terms of a given proposition
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  1. (Logic) A proposition obtained by negating and transposing the terms of a given proposition
  2. A proposition derived by negating and permuting the terms of another, equivalent proposition; for example, All not-Y is not-X is the contrapositive of All X is Y.

Synonym Study

  • Antonymous is used specifically of words that are so opposed in meaning that each contradicts, reverses, or negates the other good and bad are antonymous terms
  • Reverse applies to that which moves or faces in the opposite direction the reverse side of a fabric
  • Antithetical implies diametrical opposition so that the contrasted things are as far apart or as different as is possible our interests are completely antithetical
  • Contrary adds to this connotations of conflict or antagonism they hold contrary views
  • the opposite sex
  • Opposite is applied to things that are symmetrically opposed in position, direction, character, etc. they sat at opposite ends of the table
Find another word for opposite. In this page you can discover 108 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for opposite, like: contrary, antithetic, reverse, inverse, antistrophe, alike, antithetical, converse, diametric, diametrical and antonymous.