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

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. opposite

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

    agreeing, coincident, consentaneous

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. oppositeadjective

    facing, over against

  2. oppositeadjective

    contrary, repugnant, diverse, unlike, incompatible, inconsistent

  3. oppositeadjective

    adverse, opposed, opposing, antagonistic, hostile, inimical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. oppositeadjective

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

  2. oppositenoun

    antithesis, counterpart, antipodes

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How to use opposite in a sentence?

  1. Lyndon Chao:

    More and more countries are imposing restrictions on investment, but China has been going in the opposite direction, as long as China's market remains open ... you're going to see more and more foreign investment into China. It's natural.

  2. Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    November was a strong month. December it looks like a growth month as well... We don't see any negative impact in our showroom, just the opposite, we have very strong momentum. We are cautiously optimistic that momentum that we have built in the past years will continue.

  3. Unknown:

    Antonym, n. The opposite of the word you're trying to think of.

  4. Dax Shepard:

    My fears were the opposite of what the result was, but, yes, [Im] struggling with receiving some fraudulent feelings of love based on a f--k up. But, at any rate, I am really, really grateful and theres so many beautiful, nice people.

  5. Sergio Garcia:

    I think I've had a great career (even if) some people think the opposite, i feel very fortunate. I've done some great things in and outside the golf course. I always give it my best effort. If someone plays better than you the only thing you can do is congratulate him and keep trying. (Winning a major) is important, but it's not the most important thing.

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