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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'"

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

    Antonyms:
    alternate, same

  2. reverse, contrary, opposite(noun)

    a relation of direct opposition

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

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

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  3. opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)

    a contestant that you are matched against

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

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  4. inverse, opposite(adj)

    something inverted in sequence or character or effect

    "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

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

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  6. opposite, paired(adj)

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

    "opposite leaves"

    Synonyms:
    mated, diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  7. opposite(adj)

    moving or facing away from each other

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

    Synonyms:
    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  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"

    Synonyms:
    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  9. 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

    Synonyms:
    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  10. diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar(adverb)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  11. 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"

    Synonyms:
    face-to-face

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. opposite

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

    Antonyms:
    agreeing, coincident, consentaneous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. opposite(a.)

    Synonyms:
    facing, over against

  2. opposite(a.)

    Synonyms:
    contrary, repugnant, diverse, unlike, incompatible, inconsistent

  3. opposite(a.)

    Synonyms:
    adverse, opposed, opposing, antagonistic, hostile, inimical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. opposite(a)

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

  2. opposite(n)

    Synonyms:
    antithesis, counterpart, antipodes

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "opposite":

    contrary, opposed, inverse, reverse, contrast, opposing, contrario, opus, converse, conflicting, versa, reversed

How to pronounce opposite?

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How to use opposite in a sentence?

  1. Mark Gerstein of Ames:

    She is the light, there is too much darkness in America right now, based on hate and fear. She's the opposite of all that.

  2. Richard Scalone:

    It's the combination of a market that overextended in the opposite direction because of Draghi's 'no more rate cut' comment and just some corrective natural price action into the risk of (a Fed meeting) that could be a little bit more hawkish.

  3. Terry DuFrene:

    It's all about the pendulum swing, it works both ways, you can see that $107 in the summertime was ridiculous and now you will see it in the opposite direction, probably towards the $50 range maybe by the end of the year and it's all sentiment based.

  4. Finance Minister Ignacio Briones:

    As far as I understand, the government has honored exactly what the contract defines, but the Korean company says the opposite has occurred. ... When there are these discrepancies...it is for the courts - if it gets to that point - to decide.

  5. Roman Lyagin:

    It's the opposite. I do my best to stop the bloodshed.


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