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opposition



noun
1. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with (Freq. 7)
- he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
- despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
Syn:
resistance
Derivationally related forms:
oppose
Hypernyms:
action
Hyponyms:
lockout, reaction, anti-takeover defense
2. the relation between opposed entities (Freq. 4)
Syn:
oppositeness
Derivationally related forms:
opposite (for: oppositeness)
Hypernyms:
relation
Hyponyms:
antipode, antithesis, conflict, contrast, direct contrast,
flip side, mutual opposition, polarity, gradable opposition, sign, ungradable opposition,
contradictoriness, contradiction, contrary, contrariety, tertium quid, reverse,
opposite, inverse, antagonism
3. the act of hostile groups opposing each other (Freq. 3)
- the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions
- the invaders encountered stiff opposition
Syn:
confrontation
Derivationally related forms:
oppose, confront (for: confrontation)
Hypernyms:
resistance
Hyponyms:
strikebreaking
4. a contestant that you are matched against (Freq. 1)
Syn:
opponent, opposite
Derivationally related forms:
oppose (for: opponent)
Hypernyms:
contestant
5. a body of people united in opposing something (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
body
Hyponyms:
Iraqi National Congress, INC
6. a direction opposite to another
Hypernyms:
direction
Hyponyms:
orthogonality, perpendicularity, orthogonal opposition, antipodal, antipodal opposition,
diametrical opposition, enantiomorphism, mirror-image relation
7. an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
- a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies
Syn:
enemy, foe, foeman
Topics:
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
Hypernyms:
adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister
Hyponyms:
besieger
Member Holonyms:
enemy

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