op·​po·​si·​tion·​ist | \ ˌä-pə-ˈzi-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce oppositionist (audio) \

Definition of oppositionist

: a member of an opposition

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Other Words from oppositionist

oppositionist adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Trump canceled Obama’s Title 50 program that armed Syrian oppositionists in July 2017. Charles Glass, Harper's magazine, "“Tell Me How This Ends”," 10 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of oppositionist

1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oppositionist

opposition + -ist entry 1

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“Oppositionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oppositionist. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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