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Synonyms for opposition
ˌɒp əˈzɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resistance, opposition(noun)

    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, oppositeness(noun)

    the relation between opposed entities

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

  3. confrontation, opposition(noun)

    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, opposite(noun)

    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. opposition(noun)

    a body of people united in opposing something

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

  6. opposition(noun)

    a direction opposite to another

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

  7. enemy, foe, foeman, opposition(noun)

    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. Opposition(noun)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. opposition

    Synonyms:
    resistance, hostility, obstacle, obstruction

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. opposition(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contrariety, repugnance, diversity, inconsistency

  2. opposition(n.)

    Synonyms:
    counteraction, hostility, resistance

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Translations for opposition

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  • oposicióCatalan, Valencian
  • opoziceCzech
  • OppositionGerman
  • αντιπολίτευσηGreek
  • اپوزیسیونPersian
  • vastustus, vastarinta, oppositio, vastustaja, vastaisuus, vastapuoliFinnish
  • oppositionFrench
  • urchomhaireachtIrish
  • התנגדותHebrew
  • ellenkezés, szembenállás, ellenzék, ellenzés, ellenfél, ellenszegülésHungarian
  • ընդդիմությունArmenian
  • opposizioneItalian
  • 反対, 衝, 野党Japanese
  • mautohetanga, āpitihana, ātetengaMāori
  • oppositieDutch
  • oposiçãoPortuguese
  • împotrivire, opoziție, opunere, oponentRomanian
  • противодействие, противостояние, оппонент, противоположность, оппозиция, противникRussian
  • oppositionSwedish
  • mpinzaniSwahili
  • muhalefet, karşıt, muhalif, karşıtlıkTurkish

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