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

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

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
Niels Bohr

Certain people are like 'Oh, here come the Feminazis!' You end up acting 10 times nicer than you even need to be, to be the opposite of the stereotype like 'You're the man haters!' We're always bending over backwards being extra nice. And I don't know if being nice is my legacy.
Kathleen Hanna

When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me.
Mary Karr
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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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