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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
opposite (adjective)
1.
a) set over against something that is at the other end or side of an intervening line or space - opposite interior angles opposite ends of a diameter
b) situated in pairs on an axis with each member being separated from the other by half the circumference of the axis - opposite leaves compare alternate
2.
a) occupying an and often antagonistic position - opposing opposite sides of the question
b) diametrically different (as in nature or character) - opposite meanings
3.
contrary to one another or to a thing specified - reverse gave them opposite directions
4.
being the other of a pair that are corresponding or complementary in position, function, or nature - members of the opposite sex
5.
of, relating to, or being the side of a baseball field that is near the first base line for a right-handed batter and near the third base line for a left-handed batter
opposite (noun)
1.
something that is to some other often specified thing - opposed
2.
- antonym
3.
- additive inverse , especially the additive inverse of a real number
opposite (adverb)
on or to an opposite side
opposite (preposition)
1.
across from and usually facing or on the same level with - sat opposite each other
2.
in a role complementary to - played opposite the leading man in the comedy
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
opposite (adjective)
being as different as possible
SYNONIMS:
antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, contradictory, contrary, diametric ( diametrical), polar
RELATED WORDS:
adverse, negative, unfavorable; antagonistic, antipathetic, counter, cross, hostile; converse, inverse, obverse, reverse; alien, disparate, dissimilar, divergent, unalike, unlike
NEAR ANTONYMS:
alike, analogous, like, similar; equivalent, identical, same; synonymous
noncontradictory
opposite (noun)
something that is as different as possible from something else
SYNONIMS:
antipode, antithesis, contrary, counter, negative, obverse, reverse
RELATED WORDS:
negation; antonym; counterpoint; converse, inverse, mirror image
NEAR ANTONYMS:
synonym; analogue ( analog), counterpart; carbon copy, copy, duplicate, replica
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