op·​posed | \ ə-ˈpōzd How to pronounce opposed (audio) \

Definition of opposed

: set or placed in opposition : contrary with politicians, as opposed to soap, you cannot return what you have bought— Felix G. Rohatyn voters who are opposed to the plan

Examples of opposed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vogt is not opposed to showing burn blisters, protruding compound fractures and such. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2022 All Edition 1 Hummer EVs will have a three-motor setup, with one motor on the front axle and two on the rear, diametrically opposed and sharing a housing. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 21 Oct. 2020 Medinsky and Peskov also said that that Russia remains opposed to any negotiations over the status of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Bloomberg.com, 30 Mar. 2022 Manchin also remains adamantly opposed to the idea. John Mccormack, National Review, 24 Mar. 2022 Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday that the United States remains opposed to a no-fly zone over Ukraine due to its potential escalatory effect. NBC News, 17 Mar. 2022 Democrats have the potential votes in the 50-50 Senate to confirm Jackson, even if all Republicans line up opposed, and her nomination is on track for a vote by Easter. Lisa Mascaro, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Mar. 2022 Lawmakers would have known this ahead of the vote, as Cox threatened to veto last year’s opposed ban. Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Mar. 2022 Hungary and Poland—two of the countries most opposed to taking in refugees during the 2015 migrant crisis—have thrown open their doors to Ukrainians. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 27 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of opposed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for opposed

Middle English — more at oppose

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18 May 2022

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“Opposed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opposed. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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