Synonyms and Antonyms of opposition

  1. 1 the inclination to resist most of the opposition to the proposed smoking ban is coming from bar owners worried about its impact on their businesses Synonyms defiance, resistanceRelated Words demur, objection, protest, remonstrance; compunction, misgiving, reservation; disobedience, noncompliance, recalcitranceNear Antonyms compliance, obedience; acceptance, approvalAntonyms acquiescence

  2. 2 the quality or state of being as different as possible her actions stand in direct opposition to her words Synonyms contrariness, oppositeness, contrariety, polarityRelated Words contradictoriness; antipode, antithesis; disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, divergence, unlikeness; inequality; conflict, disagreement, discrepancy, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousnessNear Antonyms agreement, alikeness, conformity, congruity, correspondence, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similarity, similitude; analogousness; correlation, relationshipAntonyms identicalness, sameness

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to criticize severely

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