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Definition of Opposite


  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.
  4. Set over against each other, but separated by the whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node.
  5. Placed directly in front of another part or organ, as a stamen which stands before a petal.
  6. One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist.
  7. That which is opposed or contrary; as, sweetness and its opposite.

Opposite Quotations

A sister is both your mirror - and your opposite.
Elizabeth Fishel

A person with grace is somebody who's socially graceful or is a classy person, but sometimes you just feel the opposite of that, and you just feel like a jerk and a loser and a weirdo.
Matt Berninger

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.
Mel Brooks

The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together, but that's it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.
Joan Chen

But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.
Deepak Chopra
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Opposite Translations

opposite in Afrikaans is teenoorgesteld, oorkant
opposite in Danish is modsat
opposite in Dutch is tegenover, aan de overkant van
opposite in Italian is di fronte, opposto, contrario
opposite in Latin is econtra
opposite in Portuguese is oposto
opposite in Spanish is frontero, opuesta, enfrente de, opuesto, frente a
opposite in Swedish is motsatt
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