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opposite

op·po·site

opposite

 
 
pronunciation:
a p siht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, preposition, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective, noun), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located at or on the sides opposing each other; facing.
opposite walls
synonyms:
facing
similar words:
adverse, cross, on the contrary
definition 2: as unlike as possible.
the opposite opinion
synonyms:
contrary, converse
antonyms:
identical, same
similar words:
conflicting, contradictory, contrasting, other, reverse
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person or thing that faces or is contrary to another.
similar words:
contrary, negative
definition 2: a person or thing as unlike another as possible.
synonyms:
antithesis, contrary, converse
similar words:
antipode, antonym, contrast, inverse, reverse
definition 3: counterpart.
He's my opposite in the other company.
synonyms:
counterpart
similar words:
analogue, parallel
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part of speech: preposition
definition: on the other side or end; facing.
They are building their house opposite mine.
synonyms:
vis-a-vis
similar words:
across from
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a facing or opposing position.
He walked opposite.
synonyms:
across from
similar words:
contrary
derivations: oppositely (adv.), oppositeness (n.)
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