Opposition synonyms

ŏp'ə-zĭsh'ən
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Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
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A violent conflict or confrontation.
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A return attack.
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Conflict or struggle of any kind
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Sparsely settled country, covered with wild scrub growth
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The act of opposing
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Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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Armed fighting; battle
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A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
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The definition of a competition is a contest, sports match or rivalry.
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(Military, in the plural) The collar and cuffs of a military coat, commonly of a different colour from the rest of the coat.
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The act of opposing
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The act of opposing
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(Engineering) The curved channel in which a breastwheel turns.
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A gathering of people/parties for a purpose.
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(Nautical) Movement against a current, especially a tidal current.
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The act of opposing
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Something that is difficult to do or achieve:
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A blow or motion that buffets.
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The act of opposing
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A force, such as friction, that operates opposite the direction of motion of a body and tends to prevent or slow down the body's motion.
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(Sports) The act or an instance of defending a championship against a challenger:
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The act of one who outflanks.
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The act of opposing
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Plural form of hostility
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A condition of active antagonism or contention:
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A minor or preliminary conflict or dispute:
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A noisy quarrel or fight; brawl
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The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
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The state or process of acting or doing:
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The act of opposing
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Any contest or encounter suggesting such a fight, usually between two persons
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The act of opposing
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The definition of a collision occurs when two things crash into each other, or when two opposing ideas come into conflict.
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(Uncountable) Struggle for superiority; combat.
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The act of opposing
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The act of opposing
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(Controversial usage) One of the categories from the many subcategorizations of the human species. See Wikipedia's article on historical definitions of race.
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(Sports & Games) A race or contest in which contestants are given advantages or compensations to equalize the chances of winning.
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The definition of a check is a sudden stop or a person or thing that restrains or controls.
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A person, thing, or statement having contradictory elements or qualities
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A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
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The act of opposing
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The act of opposing
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(Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
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A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.
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A feeling of not liking; distaste; aversion; antipathy
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Extreme dislike or distaste; aversion; antipathy
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A feeling of enmity, ill will, unfriendliness, etc.; antagonism
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Hostility that results in active resistance, opposition, or contentiousness.
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Intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude; readiness to contend or resist.
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The quality of being objectionable.
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The definition of antipathy is something which is naturally opposed or disliked.
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The definition of abhorrence is a feeling of extreme hate or repulsion.
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Intense dislike or hatred; loathing
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An intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance
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The definition of a constraint is something that imposes a limit or restriction or that prevents something from occurring.
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Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
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A device or other means of limiting movement, used to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others.
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Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
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An oppressive or harshly limiting condition:
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Inept or unwise rule; misgovernment.
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Lack of concord; disagreement; dissension; conflict
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The attitude suggestive of opposition
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Mutually exclusive or antagonistic qualities or things.
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Dislike or aversion (for)
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An unfavorable opinion; dislike; disapproval
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The condition or feeling of being displeased or unsatisfied; discontent.
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Discontent is defined as a feeling of not being satisfied or a desire for something else.
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That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offence; injury.
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A source of irritation:
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The ability to score against an opposing team
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A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event:
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The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.
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Mortification is the feeling of humiliation or wounded pride, or something that causes such feelings.
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A failure or refusal to agree.
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Temple
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Intense dislike, disgust, or hatred; abhorrence
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The act of disapproving, an expression of condemnation.
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The definition of a complaint is an expression of, or the cause of, pain, anger, discontent, regret or annoyance.
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The definition of inconvenience is the state of something causing trouble or bother.
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A muscle that opposes the action of another muscle, as by relaxing while the other one contracts, thereby producing smooth, coordinated movement.
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A person who opposes or fights against another; opponent; enemy
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Peace is calmness and tranquility, a time when there are no wars going on or the state of having no war or conflict.
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The definition of a cessation is an ending.
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The yielding or delivery of a possession in response to a demand.
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Financial or other help.
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Intensity of feeling; excited interest or eagerness.
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Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.
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Any fight or struggle; conflict
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Any struggle, contest, or quarrel
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Intense animosity or dislike; hatred.
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The definition of hatred is a feeling of intense dislike.
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Active ill will; desire to harm another or to do mischief; spite
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A feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended
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A hostile power or force, such as a nation.
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One that opposes another or others, as in a battle, contest, or debate:
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Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.
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Something that is contrary.
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(Now Rare) An impeding or being impeded; obstruction
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The definition of an obstacle is something that gets in the way or that slows or stops progress.
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A check or an abrupt setback to progress or action:
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A kicking back again; opposition; repugnance; refractoriness.
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A repelling or being repelled
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The definition of a rivalry is a competition or contest.
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Tacit or passive conduct that implies agreement or consent. For example, if one makes a statement and another is silent when an objection should be forthcoming, the second person’s acquiescence to the statement may be inferred.
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(Countable) An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
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(Geom.) The point where three or more lines or planes meet
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competitors
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Ally is defined as an individual, country or organization that unites with another.
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(Telecommunications) the capability of two or more items or components of equipment or material to exist or function in the same system or environment without mutual interference.
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A state of agreement or orderly arrangement according to color, size, shape, etc.
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Plural form of teammate
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Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Alternative form of renitence.
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Direct contrast; opposition.
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Distinction by contrast
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A placing opposite or over against; antithesis; contrast
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The state of being contrary
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The condition of being positive or negative with respect to some reference point or object, as electricity
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One who opposes, one who shows opposition
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A member of an opposition.
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A person who fights against a government.
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An elongating or being elongated; lengthening; extension
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(Grammar) A word used to join other words or phrases together into sentences. The specific conjunction used shows how the two joined parts are related. Example: Bread, butter and cheese.
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The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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A personal enemy or opponent.
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(Archaic) An enemy in war; foe
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Anything opposed or opposite
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The state or condition of being opposite.
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