opposition opposition  /ˌɑ pə ˈzɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
  2. (n) the relation between opposed entities
  3. (n) the act of hostile groups opposing each other
  4. (n) a contestant that you are matched against
  5. (n) a body of people united in opposing something
  6. (n) a direction opposite to another
  7. (n) an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
  8. (n) the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected

Usage(s):

  1. For weeks, hard-line elements in Iran's government have been calling for the arrest of the country's opposition leaders.
  2. After its drubbing in this year's elections, the French left began searching for ways to mount a vigorous opposition to the victorious conservative forces.
  3. If the country's president holds out into the new year, he could survive the opposition for now.

News

  1. Opposition rallies as trial against activists begins in Moscow

    MOSCOW, June 12 (UPI) -- Thousands of opposition activists rallied in Moscow to show support for colleagues on trial for clashes with police during a rally May 6, 2012.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Egypt's opposition rejects call for unity talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's largest opposition group on Tuesday rejected calls by the president for national reconciliation talks as "too late" as pro and anti-government protesters briefly clashed ahead of plans for a mass rally calling for his ouster later this month.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Egypt's opposition says 'too late' for unity talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's largest opposition grouping said Tuesday that calls by the president for national reconciliation talks come "too late," as activists geared up for a street protest campaign at the end of the month to demand his ouster.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • "I know the Democratic leaders have opposed some of these policies in the past," Bush said. "Now that their opposition has helped drive gas prices to record levels, I ask them to reconsider their positions. If congressional leaders leave for...
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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