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Synonyms for opposite
ˈɒp ə zɪt, -sɪtop·po·site

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. opposite

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

    agreeing, coincident, consentaneous

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  1. antonym, opposite word, oppositenoun

    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'"

    inverse, reverse, antonym, opposite word, contrary, opposition, opponent

    alternate, same

  2. reverse, contrary, oppositenoun

    a relation of direct opposition

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

    reversal, turnabout, turnaround, setback, black eye, opposite word, reverse, verso, contrary, inverse, blow, antonym, opposition, opponent, reversion, reverse gear

    same, alternate

  3. opposition, opponent, oppositenoun

    a contestant that you are matched against

    foe, contrary, confrontation, enemy, opposer, resistance, foeman, antagonist, opponent, reverse, adversary, opposition, inverse, opposite word, antonym, resister, oppositeness

    same, alternate

  4. inverse, oppositeadjective

    something inverted in sequence or character or effect

    "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

    inverse, reverse, antonym, opposite word, contrary, opposition, opponent

    same, alternate

  5. oppositeadjective

    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"

    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    same, alternate

  6. opposite, pairedadjective

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

    "opposite leaves"

    mated, diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    same, alternate

  7. oppositeadjective

    moving or facing away from each other

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

    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    same, alternate

  8. oppositeadjective

    the other one of a complementary pair

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

    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    same, alternate

  9. oppositeadjective

    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

    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    same, alternate

  10. diametric, diametrical, opposite, polaradverb

    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"

    paired, polar, glacial, diametral, frigid, gelid, pivotal, diametrical, icy, arctic, diametric

    same, alternate

  11. face-to-face, oppositeadverb

    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"


    same, alternate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. oppositeadjective

    facing, over against

  2. oppositeadjective

    contrary, repugnant, diverse, unlike, incompatible, inconsistent

  3. oppositeadjective

    adverse, opposed, opposing, antagonistic, hostile, inimical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. oppositeadjective

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

  2. oppositenoun

    antithesis, counterpart, antipodes

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  1. Olivia Wilde:

    Someone, who's a very established actor and director in this industry, gave me really terrible advice that was helpful, because I just knew I had to do the opposite, they said, 'Listen, the way to get respect on a set, you have to have three arguments a day. Three big arguments that reinstate your power, remind everyone who's in charge, be the predator.'That is the opposite of my process. And I want none of that.

  2. Elie Wiesel:

    The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

  3. The President:

    It's totally false ; the opposite, actually, the opposite. I always had a great relationship. I didn't know that she said that. That's a disgraceful thing to say.

  4. Fran Lebowitz:

    The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

  5. Mary Sylla:

    The position of the National Harm Reduction Coalition is that criminalization of drugs has never worked to reduce drug use or addiction. It’s the opposite. Criminalization is the opposite of harm reduction.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. overt
    • B. ulterior
    • C. overhead
    • D. surface

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