Definition of opposition
- He spoke in opposition to the new law.
- offered strong opposition to the advance of the enemy
- Each candidate is focused on raising more money than the opposition.
- The opposition is likely to win the upcoming election.
They're going ahead with the plans despite strong opposition from residents.
The nominee faces strong opposition in the Senate.
The proposed change has met with opposition from the town's business leaders.
Rebels have so far offered little opposition to advancing troops.
Each candidate is focused on raising more money than the opposition.
The coach advised her team not to underestimate the opposition.
The leader of the Opposition criticized the prime minister for his comments.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: actions or opinions that show that you disagree with or disapprove of someone or something
: action that is done to stop or defeat someone or something
the opposition : a person or group that you are trying to defeat or succeed against : a person or group that you are competing with
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