exact opposite

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

exact play
  1. : to call for forcibly or urgently and obtain

  2. : to call for as necessary or desirable

  1. : exhibiting or marked by strict, particular, and complete accordance with fact or a standard

  2. : marked by thorough consideration or minute measurement of small factual details

opposite play
  1. : set over against something that is at the other end or side of an intervening (see intervene 4) line or space

  2. : situated in pairs on an axis (see axis 3) with each member being separated from the other by half the circumference (see circumference 2) of the axis — compare alternate

  3. : occupying an opposing and often antagonistic position

  1. : something that is opposed to some other often specified thing

  2. : antonym

  3. : additive inverse

  1. : on or to an opposite side

  1. : across from and usually facing or on the same level with

  2. : in a role complementary to


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