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    opposition

    opposition - Dictionary definition and meaning for word opposition

    Definition
    (noun) the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    Synonyms : resistance
    Example Sentence
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
    Definition
    (noun) the relation between opposed entities
    Synonyms : oppositeness
    Definition
    (noun) the act of hostile groups opposing each other
    Synonyms : confrontation
    Example Sentence
    • the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions
    • the invaders encountered stiff opposition
    Definition
    (noun) a contestant that you are matched against
    Synonyms : opponent , opposite
    Definition
    (noun) a body of people united in opposing something Definition
    (noun) a direction opposite to another Definition
    (noun) an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
    Synonyms : enemy , foe , foeman
    Example Sentence
    • a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies
    Definition
    (noun) the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected
    Example Sentence
    • Her Majesty's loyal opposition
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