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opposition

op·po·si·tion

opposition

 
 
pronunciation:
a p zI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or state of being against, or the state of having someone against another.
I am in opposition to my parents' plans to move.Mattie's parents were in opposition to her efforts to become a dancer.
synonyms:
antagonism, hostility, resistance
similar words:
defiance, disagreement, dissent, protest, rebellion
definition 2: one or more persons who are against someone or something.
The opposition wrote letters to the newspapers to complain about the mayor's plan for new taxes.
synonyms:
adversary, antagonist, opponent
similar words:
competitor, enemy, foe, rival
definition 3: a political party that is not in power.
The opposition has received a lot of money for their candidate in this election.
similar words:
minority
derivation: oppositional (adj.)
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