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Definition of Opposite

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

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
Jim Hightower

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

A note of caution: We can never achieve goals that envy sets for us. Looking at your friends and wishing you had what they had is a waste of precious energy. Because we are all unique, what makes another happy may do the opposite for you. That's why advice is nice but often disappointing when heeded.
Marcus Buckingham

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren Bennis
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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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