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being as different as possible
  • those two are fundamentally opposite—she being loquacious and outgoing where he is quiet and reserved

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Synonyms & Antonyms of opposite (Entry 2 of 2)

something that is as different as possible from something else
  • no matter what I say, you insist on the opposite

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opposite, contradictory, contrary, antithetical mean being so far apart as to be or seem irreconcilable. opposite applies to things in sharp contrast or in conflict. opposite views on foreign aid contradictory applies to two things that completely negate each other so that if one is true or valid the other must be untrue or invalid. made contradictory predictions about whether the market would rise or fall contrary implies extreme divergence or diametrical opposition. contrary assessments of the war situation antithetical stresses clear and unequivocal diametrical opposition. a law that is antithetical to the very idea of democracy

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The first known use of opposite was in the 14th century

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“Opposite.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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