op·​po·​si·​tion·​ist ˌä-pə-ˈzi-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce oppositionist (audio)
: a member of an opposition
oppositionist adjective

Examples of oppositionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Characteristically, Navalny tried to buck up his fellow oppositionists. The Editors, National Review, 16 Feb. 2024 However, several prisoners from his ward have previously been treated for tuberculosis, the oppositionist said. Fox News, 7 Apr. 2021 Trump canceled Obama’s Title 50 program that armed Syrian oppositionists in July 2017. Charles Glass, Harper's magazine, 10 Feb. 2019

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Word History


opposition + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oppositionist was in 1773

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“Oppositionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oppositionist. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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