Synonyms for opposite
ˈɒp ə zɪt, -sɪtop·po·site
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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'"
reverse, contrary, oppositenoun
a relation of direct opposition
"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
opposition, opponent, oppositenoun
a contestant that you are matched against
something inverted in sequence or character or effect
"when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
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"
of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
moving or facing away from each other
"looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
the other one of a complementary pair
"the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
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, 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"
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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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.
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.
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.
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
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.
Translations for opposite
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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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