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Synonyms for opposition
ˌɒp əˈzɪʃ ənop·po·si·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.4 / 8 votes

  1. opposition

    Aspiration is the desire for excellence, pure and simple. Ambition, literally a going around to solicit votes, has primary reference to the award or approval of others, and is the eager desire of power, fame, or something deemed great and eminent, and viewed as a worthy prize. The prizes of aspiration are virtue, nobility, skill, or other high qualities. The prizes of ambition are advancement, fame, honor, and the like. There is a noble and wise or an ignoble, selfish, and harmful ambition. Emulation is not so much to win any excellence or success for itself as to equal or surpass other persons. There is such a thing as a noble emulation, when those we would equal or surpass are noble, and the means we would use worthy. But, at the highest, emulation is inferior as a motive to aspiration, which seeks the high quality or character for its own sake, not with reference to another. Competition is the striving for something that is sought by another at the same time. Emulation regards the abstract, competition the concrete; rivalry is the same in essential meaning with competition, but differs in the nature of the objects contested for, which, in the case of rivalry, are usually of the nobler sort and less subject to direct gaging, measurement, and rule. We speak of competition in business, emulation in scholarship, rivalry in love, politics, etc.; emulation of excellence, success, achievement; competition for a prize; rivalry between persons or nations. Competition may be friendly, rivalry is commonly hostile. Opposition is becoming a frequent substitute for competition in business language; it implies that the competitor is an opponent and hinderer.

    Synonyms:
    ambition, aspiration, competition, emulation, rivalry

    Antonyms:
    carelessness, contentment, humility, indifference, satisfaction

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. opposition

    Synonyms:
    resistance, hostility, obstacle, obstruction

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 3 votes

  1. resistance, oppositionnoun

    the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

    "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"

    Synonyms:
    underground, foe, resistivity, opposite, confrontation, immunity, enemy, ohmic resistance, resistance, foeman, electrical resistance, opponent, impedance, electric resistance, resistor, oppositeness

  2. opposition, oppositenessnoun

    the relation between opposed entities

    Synonyms:
    confrontation, foeman, resistance, foe, oppositeness, opposite, enemy, opponent

  3. confrontation, oppositionnoun

    the act of hostile groups opposing each other

    "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"

    Synonyms:
    confrontation, encounter, face-off, showdown, foeman, resistance, foe, oppositeness, opposite, enemy, opponent

  4. opposition, opponent, oppositenoun

    a contestant that you are matched against

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

  5. oppositionnoun

    a body of people united in opposing something

    Synonyms:
    confrontation, foeman, resistance, foe, oppositeness, opposite, enemy, opponent

  6. oppositionnoun

    a direction opposite to another

    Synonyms:
    confrontation, foeman, resistance, foe, oppositeness, opposite, enemy, opponent

  7. enemy, foe, foeman, oppositionnoun

    an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

    "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

    Synonyms:
    resistance, foeman, foe, oppositeness, opposite, enemy, confrontation, opponent

  8. Oppositionnoun

    the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected

    "Her Majesty's loyal opposition"

    Synonyms:
    confrontation, foeman, resistance, foe, oppositeness, opposite, enemy, opponent

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. oppositionnoun

    Synonyms:
    contrariety, repugnance, diversity, inconsistency

  2. oppositionnoun

    Synonyms:
    counteraction, hostility, resistance

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How to use opposition in a sentence?

  1. The Ukrainian Embassy:

    The Embassy of Ukraine in Washington did not coordinate with the DNC about opposition research, while some politicians who are not part of the Ukrainian government might have taken sides during last year’s elections in the U.S., the government of Ukraine did not.

  2. Pedro Cabán:

    The United States opposition to Puerto Rican statehood has been based upon a racist concept, actually beginning with the idea of giving statehood to Spanish-speaking, brown skin Catholic foreigners, the fundamental opposition is based upon this notion of Puerto Ricans being other than.

  3. Sassou Nguesso:

    The people are the only ones who can decide, it would have been better if the opposition had not asked its supporters not to vote. But they are also Congolese and we will be bear with them.

  4. Tayyip Erdogan:

    We have concerns emergency rule may increasingly be used against the true opposition in Turkey, those outside the Gulen movement.

  5. Vatican News:

    During the Vatican's anthem, some Austrian women raised their shirts, displaying writing on their stomachs and backs in favor of abortion, then sending pro-LGBT messages in opposition to the church's stance.


Translations for opposition

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  • oposicióCatalan, Valencian
  • opoziceCzech
  • OppositionGerman
  • αντιπολίτευσηGreek
  • اپوزیسیونPersian
  • vastapuoli, vastaisuus, vastustaja, oppositio, vastarinta, vastustusFinnish
  • oppositionFrench
  • urchomhaireachtIrish
  • התנגדותHebrew
  • ellenkezés, ellenzés, ellenszegülés, ellenfél, ellenzék, szembenállásHungarian
  • ընդդիմությունArmenian
  • opposizioneItalian
  • 反対, 野党, 衝Japanese
  • ātetenga, āpitihana, mautohetangaMāori
  • oppositieDutch
  • oposiçãoPortuguese
  • împotrivire, oponent, opoziție, opunereRomanian
  • оппозиция, противник, противодействие, противоположность, оппонент, противостояниеRussian
  • oppositionSwedish
  • mpinzaniSwahili
  • karşıt, karşıtlık, muhalif, muhalefetTurkish

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