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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 opposing, or the state of being opposed.
synonyms:
antagonism, hostility, resistance
similar words:
antithesis, aversion, defiance, disagreement, disapproval, dissent, enmity, flak, objection, protest, rebellion, rivalry
definition 2: one or more persons who oppose; something that opposes.
synonyms:
adversary, antagonist, opponent
similar words:
antagonism, competition, competitor, enemy, foe, rival
definition 3: an opposing political party, usu. the one not in power.
similar words:
competition, minority
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derivation: oppositional (adj.)
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