Opposition

Definition of Opposition

Op`po`si´tion
n.1.The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.
The counterpoise of so great an opposition.
- Shak.
Virtue which breaks through all opposition.
- Milton.
2.The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else.
3.Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.
4.That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power.
5.(Astron.) The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180°; - signified by the symbol ; as,
6.(Logic) The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form.

Related Words

adversary, adversity, agreement to disagree, alienation, allegory, analogy, antagonism, antagonist, antagonistic, anteposition, antipathy, antithesis, antithetical, apostasy, argumentation, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, assailant, at daggers drawn, averseness, aversion, backlash, backwardness, balancing, ban, blackball, blackballing, blockage, blocking, challenge, check, clashing, clogging, closing up, closure, combatant, combative reaction, comparative anatomy, comparative degree, comparative grammar, comparative judgment, comparative linguistics, comparative literature, comparative method, compare, comparing, comparison, competing, competition, competitive, competitor, complaint, con, conflicting, confrontation, confrontment, confutation, constriction, contention, contradiction, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrast, contrastiveness, correlation, counter-culture, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking, cramp, crankiness, cross-purposes, crotchetiness, cursoriness, defiance, delay, demur, departure, detainment, detention, deviation, difference, dim view, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval, disconformity, discongruity, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy, discreteness, disenchantment, disesteem, disfavor, disgruntlement, disharmony, disillusion, disillusionment, disinclination, disobedience, disparity, displeasure, dispute, disrelish, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissension, dissent, dissentience, dissidence, dissimilarity, dissonance, distaste, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, disunion, disunity, divergence, divergency, diversity, dropping out, enemy, exclusion, faction, far cry, fixation, flak, foe, foeman, foot-dragging, fractiousness, friction, grudging consent, grudgingness, hampering, heterogeneity, hindering, hindrance, holdback, holdup, hostile, hostility, impediment, in opposition, inaccordance, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsonance, indignation, indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, inequality, inharmoniousness, inharmony, inhibition, inimicalness, interference, interruption, intractableness, irreconcilability, jarring, kick, lack of enthusiasm, lack of zeal, let, likening, low estimation, low opinion, matching, metaphor, minority opinion, mixture, mutinousness, negation, negativism, nolition, nonagreement, nonassent, nonconcurrence, nonconformity, nonconsent, noncooperation, nuisance value, objection, obstinacy, obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, odds, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposing party, opposite camp, oppositeness, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, ostracism, other side, otherness, parallelism, passive resistance, perfunctoriness, perverseness, perversity, polar opposition, polarity, polarization, posing against, proportion, protest, reaction, rebuff, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recalcitration, recoil, recusance, recusancy, refractoriness, refusal, rejection, relation, reluctance, renitence, renitency, repellence, repellency, repercussion, repression, repudiation, repugnance, repulse, repulsion, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, revolt, rival, secession, separateness, setback, showdown, simile, similitude, slowness, squeeze, stand, stranglehold, stricture, stubbornness, sulk, sulkiness, sulks, sullenness, suppression, swimming upstream, the loyal opposition, the opposition, thumbs-down, trope of comparison, unconformity, uncooperativeness, underground, unenthusiasm, unfriendliness, unhappiness, unharmoniousness, unlikeness, unorthodoxy, unwillingness, variance, variation, variegation, variety, weighing, withdrawal, withstanding
Word:

Browse

Oppletion
Oppone
Opponency
Opponent
Opportune
Opportunism
Opportunist
opportunistic
Opportunity
Opposability
Opposable
Opposal
Oppose
opposed
Opposeless
opposer
opposite
Oppositely
Oppositeness
Oppositifolious
-Opposition-
Oppositionist
Oppositipetalous
Oppositisepalous
Oppositive
Oppress
oppressed
Oppression
Oppressive
Oppressor
Oppressure
Opprobrious
Opprobrium
Opprobry
Oppugn
Oppugnancy
Oppugnant
Oppugnation
Oppugner
Opsimathy
Opsiometer
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home