opposite opposite  /ˈɑ pə zət/


  1. (n) a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
  2. (n) a relation of direct opposition
  3. (n) a contestant that you are matched against
  4. (n) something inverted in sequence or character or effect
  5. (adj) being directly across from each other; facing
  6. (adj) of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
  7. (adj) moving or facing away from each other
  8. (adj) the other one of a complementary pair
  9. (adj) altogether different in nature or quality or significance
  10. (adj) characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
  11. (adv) directly facing each other


  1. Their opposite fields wrench the light beam.
  2. For the time being, marriage is defined as the union 1) of two people 2) of the opposite sex.
  3. At the opposite extreme is the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, whose opposition has reached 50%.


  1. Social Entrepreneur Peter Thum Is Converting Guns Into Jewelry

    While University of Texas student Cody Wilson has raised controversy by creating the world?s first 3D printable gun, social entrepreneur Peter Thum is taking the opposite tack. Thum has created a company that works with municipalities and law enforcement leaders to repurpose the illegal guns they seize  into jewelry. The resulting pieces include two bracelets, a necklace and a ring in a unisex ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Obama's Definition of “Smarter Enforcement": None

    Welcome to Opposite World again. As the U.S. Senate geared up yesterday for the Gang of Eight illegal alien amnesty bill debate, President Obama goaded Capitol Hill to pass what he called "smarter enforcement, a pathway to earned citizenship and improvements to the legal system" of immigration. Bullcrap. The White House has already bulldozed a traffic-jammed superhighway for immigration law ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Michelle Malkin via Yahoo! News

  3. Fabricio Werdum Offers to Coach Ultimate Fighter: Mexico Opposite UFC Champ Cain Velasquez

    UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum recently finished being a coach on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil opposite Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. He has offered to do it again in Mexico opposite UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MMA Weekly via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "I want the record to be absolutely clear that I think BP is responsible for this accident," Barton told the AP. "If anything I said this morning has been misconstrued, in opposite effect, I want to apologize for that misconstruction."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: TIME

  2. Dr Rogge told the VRT television station from his native Belgium: "If you know China, you know that mounting the barricades and using tough language will have the opposite effect. China will close itself off from the rest of the world, which, don't...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: South China Morning Post (subscription)

  3. "The way forward I have described tonight makes it possible, for the first time in years, for people who have been on opposite sides of this difficult debate to come together," Bush said.
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

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