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    opposite - Dictionary definition and meaning for word opposite

    Definition
    (noun) a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
    Synonyms : antonym , opposite word
    Example Sentence
    • to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'
    Definition
    (noun) a relation of direct opposition
    Synonyms : contrary , reverse
    Example Sentence
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
    Definition
    (noun) a contestant that you are matched against
    Synonyms : opponent , opposition
    Definition
    (noun) something inverted in sequence or character or effect
    Synonyms : inverse
    Example Sentence
    • when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse
    Definition
    (adj) being directly across from each other; facing
    Example Sentence
    • And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm
    • we lived on opposite sides of the street
    • at opposite poles
    Definition
    (adj) of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
    Synonyms : paired
    Example Sentence
    • opposite leaves
    Definition
    (adj) moving or facing away from each other
    Example Sentence
    • looking in opposite directions
    • they went in opposite directions
    Definition
    (adj) the other one of a complementary pair
    Example Sentence
    • the opposite sex
    • the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors
    Definition
    (adj) altogether different in nature or quality or significance
    Example Sentence
    • the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended
    • it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    Synonyms : diametric , diametrical , polar
    Example Sentence
    • in diametric contradiction to his claims
    • diametrical (or opposite) points of view
    • opposite meanings
    • extreme and indefensible polar positions
    Definition
    (adv) directly facing each other
    Synonyms : face-to-face
    Example Sentence
    • the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table
    • lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street
    • they sat opposite at the table
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