opposite

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Oh no! That crazy man is back again and coming right towards us! Quick! Run in the opposite direction! Go the other way!

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Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; -- often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange.

Noun
two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed"

Noun
a contestant that you are matched against

Noun
a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

Noun
something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

Adjective
of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"

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Adjective S.
characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"

Adjective S.
altogether different in nature or quality or significance; "the medicine''s effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade

Adjective S.
the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"

Adjective S.
being directly across from each other; facing; "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles"

Adjective S.
moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"

Adverb
directly facing each other; "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table"


a.
Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; -- often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange.

a.
Applied to the other of two things which are entirely different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme.

a.
Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.

a.
Set over against each other, but separated by the whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node.

a.
Placed directly in front of another part or organ, as a stamen which stands before a petal.

n.
One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist.

n.
That which is opposed or contrary; as, sweetness and its opposite.


Opposite

Op"po*site , a. [F., fr. L. oppositus, p. p. of opponere. See Opponent.] 1. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; -- often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange. 2. Applied to the other of two things which are entirely different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme. 3. Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.
Novels, by which the reader is misled into another sort of pieasure opposite to that which is designed in an epic poem.
Particles of speech have divers, and sometimes almost opposite, significations.
4. (Bot.) (a) Set over against each other, but separated by the whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node. (b) Placed directly in front of another part or organ, as a stamen which stands before a petal.

Opposite

Op"po*site, n. 1. One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist. [Obs.]
The opposites of this day's strife.
2. That which is opposed or contrary; as, sweetness and its opposite.
The virtuous man meets with more opposites and opponents than any other.

Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; -- often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange.

One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist.

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Usage Examples

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age.

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite - it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life.

Anybody can have a birthday. It requires nothing. Murderers have birthdays. It's the opposite of anything that I believe in. And I don't like at work where you stop everything to sing 'Happy Birthday' to someone. I feel like that's for children.

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.

Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music. It's exactly the same.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Doubt is not the opposite of faith it is one element of faith.

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.

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Other Usage Examples

Fitness is a curve. You can be Lance Armstrong, or you can be really out of shape at the opposite end. People enter the curve wherever they are and then they can move up the curve, by better nutrition and better exercise.

As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world - most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor.

A lot of people think Christianity is about always being perfect. It's actually the opposite of that. It's realizing that we're all humans, and that's why God sent his Son to this earth - to save people.

Auden said poetry makes nothing happen. But I wonder if the opposite could be true. It could make something happen.

A lot of my emotional issues come from dealing with the opposite sex. I've come to terms with the fact that I'll be retired before I can finally enter into a healthy relationship.

A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.

Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own.

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

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