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Synonyms for oppositeˈɒp ə zɪt, -sɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antonym, opposite word, opposite(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

    "to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"

    Synonyms:
    inverse, reverse, antonym, opposite word, contrary, opposite, opposition, opponent

    Antonyms:
    alternate, same

  2. reverse, contrary, opposite(noun)

    a relation of direct opposition

    "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

    Synonyms:
    reversal, turnabout, turnaround, setback, opposite, black eye, opposite word, reverse, verso, contrary, inverse, blow, antonym, opposition, opponent, reversion, reverse gear

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  3. opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)

    a contestant that you are matched against

    Synonyms:
    foe, opposite, contrary, confrontation, enemy, opposer, resistance, foeman, antagonist, opponent, reverse, adversary, opposition, inverse, opposite word, antonym, resister, oppositeness

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  4. inverse, opposite(adj)

    something inverted in sequence or character or effect

    "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

    Synonyms:
    inverse, reverse, antonym, opposite word, contrary, opposite, opposition, opponent

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  5. opposite(adj)

    being directly across from each other; facing

    "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles"

    Synonyms:
    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  6. opposite, paired(adj)

    of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem

    "opposite leaves"

    Synonyms:
    mated, diametric, diametrical, opposite, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  7. opposite(adj)

    moving or facing away from each other

    "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"

    Synonyms:
    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  8. opposite(adj)

    the other one of a complementary pair

    "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"

    Synonyms:
    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  9. opposite(adj)

    altogether different in nature or quality or significance

    "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade

    Synonyms:
    diametric, diametrical, paired, polar

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  10. diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar(adverb)

    characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

    "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"

    Synonyms:
    paired, polar, glacial, diametral, frigid, gelid, pivotal, opposite, diametrical, icy, arctic, diametric

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

  11. face-to-face, opposite(adverb)

    directly facing each other

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    face-to-face, opposite

    Antonyms:
    same, alternate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. opposite(a.)

    Synonyms:
    facing, over against

  2. opposite(a.)

    Synonyms:
    contrary, repugnant, diverse, unlike, incompatible, inconsistent

  3. opposite(a.)

    Synonyms:
    adverse, opposed, opposing, antagonistic, hostile, inimical


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