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opposition

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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

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2 the quality or state of being as different as possible
  • her actions stand in direct opposition to her words

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

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“Opposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/opposition. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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