HyperDic: opposition

English > 8 senses of the word opposition / Opposition:
NOUNactopposition, resistancethe action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
relationopposition, oppositenessthe relation between opposed entities
actopposition, confrontationthe act of hostile groups opposing each other
person opposition, opponent, oppositea contestant that you are matched against
groupoppositiona body of people united in opposing something
relationoppositiona direction opposite to another
person opposition, enemy, foe, foemanan armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
groupOppositionthe major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected
opposition / Opposition > pronunciation
Soundsaa.pahzih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > opposition: 8 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with.
Example "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
Synonymresistance
Narroweranti-takeover defenseresistance to or defense / defense against a hostile takeover
lockoutA management action resisting employee's demands
reactionDoing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishoposición, resistencia
Catalanoposició, resistència
Verbsopposebe against
English > opposition: 8 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe relation between opposed entities.
Synonymoppositeness
NarrowerantagonismThe relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
antipodedirect opposite
antithesisexact opposite
conflictopposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
contradictionopposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
contradictorinessThe relation that exists when opposites cannot coexist
contrarietyThe relation between contraries
contraryexact opposition
contrast, direct contrastThe opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
flip sideA different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect)
gradable oppositionAn opposition that is capable of being graded
inverse, oppositeSomething inverted in sequence or character or effect
mutual opposition, polarityA relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies
polarity, signHaving an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
reverse, contrary, oppositeA relation of direct opposition
tertium quidSome third thing similar to two opposites but distinct from both
ungradable oppositionAn opposition that has no intermediate grade
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Spanishoposición
Catalanoposició
English > opposition: 8 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of hostile groups opposing each other.
Example "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
Synonymconfrontation
Narrowerstrikebreakingconfrontational activities intended to break up a strike by workers
Broaderresistancegroup action in opposition to those in power
Spanishconfrontación, oposición
Catalanconfrontació, oposició
Verbsopposefight against or resist strongly
English > opposition: 8 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA contestant that you are matched against.
Synonymsopponent, opposite
BroadercontestantA person who participates in competitions
Spanishcontraria, contrario, oponente, oposición
Catalancontrària, contrari, oponent
English > opposition: 8 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningA body of people united in opposing something.
NarrowerIraqi National Congress, INCA heterogeneous collection of groups united in their opposition to Saddam Hussein's government of Iraq
BroaderbodyA group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
Spanishoposición
English > opposition: 8 senses > noun 6, relation
MeaningA direction opposite to another.
Narrowerantipodal, antipodal opposition, diametrical oppositionThe relation of opposition along a diameter
enantiomorphism, mirror-image relationThe relation of opposition between crystals or molecules that are reflections of one another
orthogonality, perpendicularity, orthogonal oppositionThe relation of opposition between things at right angles
BroaderdirectionThe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
Spanishoposición
Catalanoposició
English > opposition: 8 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningAn armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force).
Synonymsenemy, foe, foeman
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Member ofenemyAn opposing military force
NarrowerbesiegerAn enemy who lays siege to your position
Broaderadversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resistersomeone who offers opposition
Spanishenemiga, enemigo, foeman
Catalanenemic, foeman
English > Opposition: 8 senses > noun 8, group
MeaningThe major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected.
Broaderparty, political partyAn organization to gain political power

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