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Definitions of opposition

  1. an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the relation between opposed entities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a body of people united in opposing something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a direction opposite to another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180¡; -- signified by the symbol /; as, / / /, opposition of Jupiter to the sun. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The act of resisting or checking; the state of being resisted or checked; resistance; contradiction; the political party that does not support the party in power. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. State of being placed over against: standing over against: repugnance: contrariety: act of opposing: resistance: that which opposes: obstacle: the party that opposes the existing administration or the party in power: (astron.) the situation of heavenly bodies when 180 degrees apart. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. State of being opposite; resistance; repugnance; contrariety; obstacle; party opposed to the existing administration. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The act of opposing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The state of being opposite or opposed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. An obstacle; obstruction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Astron. The relative position of two bodies that are 180 apart. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The party opposed to an administration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Situation so as to front something else; the act of opposing, obstacle; resistance; contrariety; the collective body of opponents to an administration; the situation of two heavenly bodies when distant in longitude from each other 180 Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for opposition

  1. They were placed to the wall and we entered and passed through the town without opposition – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. He knew what violent opposition had done to sentimental daughters. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
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