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Definitions of opposite:
  • noun:   something inverted in sequence or character or effect
  • noun:   two words that express opposing concepts
    Example: "To him the opposite of gay was depressed"
  • noun:   a contestant that you are matched against
  • noun:   a relation of direct opposition
  • adjective:   of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
    Example: "Opposite leaves"
  • adjective:   altogether different in nature or quality or significance
    Example: "The medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"
  • adjective:   the other one of a complementary pair
    Example: "The opposite sex"
  • adjective:   being directly across from each other; facing
    Example: "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm- Longfellow"
  • adjective:   moving or facing away from each other
    Example: "Looking in opposite directions"
  • adjective:   characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    Example: "Diametrical (or opposite) points of view"
  • adverb:   directly facing each other
    Example: "They sat opposite at the table"

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