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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

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
Bill Cosby

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
Leo Buscaglia

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
Paul Harvey

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Why lie? I'm not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.
Cristiano Ronaldo
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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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