Dictionary Results for opposition


1. opposition - noun

· the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"

Synonym(s): resistance

Hypernym(s): action




2. opposition - noun

· the relation between opposed entities

Synonym(s): oppositeness

Hypernym(s): relation




3. opposition - noun

· the act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"

Synonym(s): confrontation

Hypernym(s): resistance




4. opposition - noun

· a contestant that you are matched against

Synonym(s): opponent, opposite

Hypernym(s): contestant




5. opposition - noun

· a body of people united in opposing something

Hypernym(s): body




6. opposition - noun

· a direction opposite to another

Hypernym(s): direction




7. opposition - noun

· an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

Synonym(s): enemy, foe, foeman

Hypernym(s): adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister




8. opposition - noun

· the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's loyal opposition"

Synonym(s): Opposition

Hypernym(s): party, political_party





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