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op·po·site

opposite

 
 
pronunciation:
a p siht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, preposition
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: on the side that is across from another; facing.
His house is on the opposite side of the street from mine.The two children stood on opposite sides of the room.
synonyms:
facing
definition 2: as different as possible.
He and his father always seem to have opposite opinions.
antonyms:
same
similar words:
conflicting, contrasting, other, reverse
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person or thing that is completely different from another.
Cold is the opposite of hot.
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part of speech: preposition
definition: across from; facing.
They are building their house opposite mine.
 
similar words:
across from
derivations: oppositely (adv.), oppositeness (n.)
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