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Synonyms for opposite
ˈɒp ə zɪt, -sɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antonym, opposite word, opposite(noun)

    a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other

    "to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"

    immersion, dousing, submersion, absorption, submerging, ingress, assiduousness, preoccupancy, soaking up, ducking, assiduity, denseness, preoccupation, compactness, concentration, engrossment, intentness, assimilation, tightness, density, submergence

  2. opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)

    a contestant that you are matched against

    insured person, insured

    uninsured, uninsurable

  3. reverse, contrary, opposite(noun)

    a relation of direct opposition

    "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

  4. inverse, opposite(noun)

    something inverted in sequence or character or effect

    "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

    spoilable, perishable

    imputrescible, perdurable, indestructible, imperishable, undestroyable, durable

  5. opposite, paired(adj)

    of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem

    "opposite leaves"

    corn mayweed, scentless hayweed, corn chamomile, scentless camomile, field chamomile, scentless mayweed, scentless false camomile

  6. diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar(adj)

    characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

    "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"


  7. opposite(adj)

    altogether different in nature or quality or significance

    "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade

    uninventive, stereotypical, stereotyped, sterile, stereotypic, aseptic, unimaginative, unfertile, infertile, uninspired

    exciting, creative, originative

  8. opposite(adj)

    the other one of a complementary pair

    "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"

    ununderstandably, unintelligibly

    clearly, understandably, intelligibly

  9. opposite(adj)

    being directly across from each other; facing

    "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles"

    knowing, witting, well-intentioned, intended, deliberate, well-meant, calculated, conscious, well-meaning, intentional, measured

  10. opposite(adj)

    moving or facing away from each other

    "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"

    unwitting, unintentional, unplanned, unwilled

    intended, willing

  11. face-to-face, face to face, opposite(adverb)

    directly facing each other

    "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table"

    writ large


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. opposite

    facing, adverse, repugnant, inconsistent, irreconcilable, contrary, antagonistic, counter, contradictory

    agreeing, coincident, consentaneous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. opposite(a.)

    facing, over against

  2. opposite(a.)

    contrary, repugnant, diverse, unlike, incompatible, inconsistent

  3. opposite(a.)

    adverse, opposed, opposing, antagonistic, hostile, inimical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. opposite(a)

    contrary, adverse, diametrical, antagonistic, inverse, reverse, contradictory, counter, incompatible, antithetic, antipodal, inconsistent

  2. opposite(n)

    antithesis, counterpart, antipodes

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How to use opposite in a sentence?

  1. Dzung Vo:

    People thought, 'Oh teenagers are too immature or they're not capable of learning something like mindfulness,' but my experience has been the complete opposite.

  2. Hilary Levey Friedman:

    In most cases, this is going to go in the opposite direction. Someone is going to say, 'Why didn't my child get a trophy?' and they don't want the kids to be upset, they want people to come back ... and so it just sort of becomes part of what's expected.

  3. Phil Horton:

    This case is really about the rule of law. Can you take the law into your own hands or not? terrorism is the opposite of the rule of law.

  4. Anthony Burgess:

    Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Hatred is the polar opposite (the complete opposite) of love just like sadness is the polar opposite of happiness, as well forgiveness is the polar opposite of unforgivingness. Besides that, comparing love to hatred is like comparing light to darkness, just like comparing happiness to sadness is like comparing heaven to hell. Thus, choose love over hatred, choose forgiveness over unforgivingness and choose happiness over sadness (come what may). ~Emeasoba George

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