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
opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)
a contestant that you are matched against
reverse, contrary, opposite(noun)
a relation of direct opposition
"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
something inverted in sequence or character or effect
"when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
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"
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
the other one of a complementary pair
"the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
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"
moving or facing away from each other
"looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
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"
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How to use opposite in a sentence?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- على العكس, آخر, ضد, مقابلArabic
- contrari, oposatCatalan, Valencian
- protilehlý, opak, opačný, protiklad, proti, druhý, naprotiCzech
- over for, modsatDanish
- andere, entgegengesetzt, gegenüber, gegenüberliegend, GegenteilGerman
- απέναντι, αντώνυμοGreek
- ضد, درمقابلPersian
- vastapäinen, opponentti, vastapäätä, vastaväittäjä, vastanäyttelijänä, vastustaja, vastakohta, antonyymi, vastakkainenFinnish
- adversaire, contraire, en face, opposé, en face deFrench
- urchomhaireach, ar aghaidhIrish
- fa chomhairScottish Gaelic
- ellentétes, túlsó, szembenlevőHungarian
- opposta, oppostoItalian
- 反対, 向かい側, あべこべ, 逆くJapanese
- GéigendeelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- വിപരീതം, എതിർMalayalam
- tegenstander, tegenovergestelde, tegenovergesteld, tegenoverliggend, tegenoverDutch
- sprzeczność, przeciwny, przeciwnik, przeciwieństwo, przeciwniczka, naprzeciwko, przeciwległyPolish
- antónimo, oposto, na frente dePortuguese
- opusă, opusRomanian
- противополо́жный, напротивRussian
- suprotan, супротанSerbo-Croatian
- mittemot, motsatt, motsatsSwedish
- వ్యతిరేకి, వ్యతిరేకం, వ్యతిరేక పదంTelugu
- zıt, karşıTurkish
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