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opposite (>Vietnamese)

adj

1: being directly across from each other; facing; "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles"

2: of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves" [syn: paired] [ant: alternate]

3: moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"

4: the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"

5: altogether different in nature or quality or significance; "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade

6: characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions" [syn: diametric, diametrical, polar]

n

1: two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed" [syn: antonym, opposite word]

2: a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true" [syn: reverse, contrary]

3: a contestant that you are matched against [syn: opposition, opponent]

4: something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse" [syn: inverse]

adv : directly facing each other; "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table" [syn: face-to-face]

Adjacent words: opportunity | opportunity cost | opposable | oppose | opposed | opposer | opposing | opposite | opposite number | opposite word | oppositely | oppositeness | opposition | oppositive | oppress | oppressed

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