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English noun: opposition

1. opposition (act) the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with


SamplesHe encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens.
Despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead.


Synonymsresistance


Broader (hypernym)action


Narrower (hyponym)anti-takeover defense, lockout, reaction

2. opposition the relation between opposed entities


Synonymsoppositeness


Broader (hypernym)relation


Narrower (hyponym)antagonism, antipode, antithesis, conflict, contradiction, contradictoriness, contrariety, contrary, contrary, contrast, direct contrast, flip side, gradable opposition, inverse, mutual opposition, opposite, opposite, polarity, polarity, reverse, sign, tertium quid, ungradable opposition

3. opposition (act) the act of hostile groups opposing each other


SamplesThe government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions.
The invaders encountered stiff opposition.


Synonymsconfrontation


Broader (hypernym)resistance


Narrower (hyponym)strikebreaking

4. opposition (person) a contestant that you are matched against


Synonymsopponent, opposite


Broader (hypernym)contestant

5. opposition (group) a body of people united in opposing something


Broader (hypernym)body


Narrower (hyponym)INC, Iraqi National Congress

6. opposition a direction opposite to another


Broader (hypernym)direction


Narrower (hyponym)antipodal, antipodal opposition, diametrical opposition, enantiomorphism, mirror-image relation, orthogonal opposition, orthogonality, perpendicularity

7. opposition (person) an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)


SamplesA soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies.


Synonymsenemy, foe, foeman


Broader (hypernym)adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister


Narrower (hyponym)besieger


Member meronymenemy


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

8. Opposition (group) the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected


SamplesHer Majesty's loyal opposition.


Broader (hypernym)party, political party









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