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opposite

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of opposite

  1. being as different as possible those two are fundamentally opposite—she being loquacious and outgoing where he is quiet and reserved Synonyms of opposite antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, contradictory, contrary, diametric (or diametrical), polar Words Related to opposite adverse, negative, unfavorable; antagonistic, antipathetic, counter, cross, hostile; converse, inverse, obverse, reverse; alien, disparate, dissimilar, divergent, unalike, unlike Near Antonyms of opposite alike, analogous, like, similar; equivalent, identical, same; synonymous Antonyms of opposite noncontradictory

Synonym Discussion of opposite

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

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of opposite

  1. something that is as different as possible from something else no matter what I say, you insist on the opposite Synonyms of opposite antipode, antithesis, contrary, counter, negative, obverse, reverse Words Related to opposite negation; antonym; counterpoint; converse, inverse, mirror image Near Antonyms of opposite synonym; analogue (or analog), counterpart; carbon copy, copy, duplicate, replica


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