opposite

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noun
ADJECTIVE
complete, direct, exact, precise, total, very
polar
OPPOSITE + VERB
be the case, be true

The oboe tends to lose power in the upper register, but with the clarinet the opposite is the case.

Most people look forward to the weekend, but with him the opposite is true.

PREPOSITION
the opposite of, the opposite to

‘Light’ is the opposite of ‘heavy’.

In temperament, she was the complete opposite to her sister.

PHRASES
exactly the opposite, just the opposite, quite the opposite

The effect was exactly the opposite to what he intended.

opposites attract
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adj.
Opposite is used with these nouns: ↑bank, ↑corner, ↑direction, ↑edge, ↑effect, ↑end, ↑extreme, ↑gender, ↑impression, ↑page, ↑pole, ↑reason, ↑sex, ↑shore, ↑side, ↑tack, ↑trend, ↑viewpoint, ↑wall, ↑way

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  • opposite — [ ɔpozit ] n. m. • 1325; adj. XIIIe; lat. oppositus « opposé » → opposé ♦ Vx Lieu, côté opposé; manière opposée. ♢ Mod. Loc. adv. À L OPPOSITE; loc. prép. À L OPPOSITE DE. Leurs maisons sont situées à l opposite l une de l autre, en face. ⇒ vis à …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • opposite — Ⅰ. opposite UK US /ˈɒpəzɪt/ adjective ► completely different: opposite to sth »This year s conference is completely opposite to last year s, which was very poorly attended. »The new rates of pay were intended to increase staff morale, but they… …   Financial and business terms

  • opposite# — opposite n contradictory, contrary, antithesis, antipode, antonym (see under OPPOSITE adj) opposite adj Opposite, contradictory, contrary, antithetical, antipodal, antipodean, antonymous are comparable chiefly as applied to abstractions and as… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • opposite — op po*site ([o^]p p[ o]*z[i^]t or [o^]p p[ o]*s[i^]t), a. [F., fr. L. oppositus, p. p. of opponere. See {Opponent}.] 1. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; often with to; as, a house opposite to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opposite — Opposite. adj. de tout genre Qui est dans une situation opposée La rive opposite. le rivage opposite. Il s employe quelquefois au substantif, & alors il signifie Contraire. De ces deux hommes l un est doux, honneste & civil, l autre est brusque,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • opposite — [äp′ə zit, äp′əsit] adj. [OFr < L oppositus, pp. of opponere: see OPPONENT] 1. set against, facing, or back to back; at the other end or side; in a contrary position or direction: often with to 2. characterized by hostility or resistance 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • opposite — As an adjective denoting position, opposite is followed by to (Two people directly opposite to each other); it is also used with the same meaning as a preposition without to (Two people directly opposite each other). As a noun, opposite is… …   Modern English usage

  • Opposite — may refer to: Opposite (semantics), a word that means the opposite of a word Botany: a kind of arrangement of leaves Additive inverse, in mathematics, taking the negative ( opposite ) of a number Opposite category or dual category, in category… …   Wikipedia

  • opposite — ► ADJECTIVE 1) situated on the other or further side; facing. 2) completely different. 3) being the other of a contrasted pair. 4) (of angles) between opposite sides of the intersection of two lines. ► NOUN ▪ an opposite person or thing. ► ADVERB …   English terms dictionary

  • Opposite — Op po*site, n. 1. One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The opposites of this day s strife. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is opposed or contrary in character or meaning; as, sweetness and its opposite; up is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opposite — [adj] unlike, conflicting; completely different adverse, antagonistic, antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, contradictory, contrapositive, contrary, contrasted, corresponding, counter, crosswise, diametric, diametrically opposed, different,… …   New thesaurus

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