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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

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

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

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
Elie Wiesel

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

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
Coco Chanel
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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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