exact opposite


: the complete opposite
I realize now that I have tried to make my work the exact opposite of my father's.
He used to be romantic, but now he's the exact opposite.

Examples of exact opposite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oprah is the exact opposite: a Judge, a person whose emotional balance keeps her from experiencing the highest highs or the lowest lows. Kate Tuttle, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2023 Cinema is an art that elevates humankind, and artificial intelligence does the exact opposite. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 17 Aug. 2023 But pediatric airway specialists have since refuted that claim, stating the exact opposite to be true: Toddlers often ingest foreign objects, and there would have been signs of a significant fight if there had been an attempt to force the wad of paper towels down the baby's throat. Hogan Gore, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2023 If George was a man who aspired to be part of the establishment, Rosset was the exact opposite. Thomas Harding, Town & Country, 29 Aug. 2023 The result was the exact opposite of his reason for getting into the batter’s box. Scott Thompson, Fox News, 27 Aug. 2023 In other words, Texas’ starters have been the exact opposite of their July selves. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2023 The lesson for investors: Don’t ‘rush in’ —Will Daniel Paul Graham calls A.I. ‘the exact opposite of a solution in search of a problem’ —Steve Mollman Even the Pope is worried humanity needs ‘protecting’ from A.I.—he was a deepfake target himself —Eleanor Pringle BRAINFOOD Poking the A.I.s. Sage Lazzaro, Fortune, 15 Aug. 2023 Republicans have defined the term in the almost the exact opposite way. Jeff Stein, Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Exact opposite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exact%20opposite. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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