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opposite

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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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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

opposite

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