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Definition of Opposition

Opposition

  1. The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.
  2. The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else.
  3. Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.
  4. That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power.
  5. The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180 degrees; opposition of Jupiter to the sun.
  6. The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form.

Opposition Quotations

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison Swett Marden

People face difficulties, no matter who you are. I faced difficulties with a lot of things. I face opposition every day, but I didn't kill myself and now, thank God, I'm here.
Nicki Minaj

Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.
Stephen Covey

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.
Victoria Woodhull
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Opposition Translations

opposition in Dutch is oppositie, tegenstand
opposition in Finnish is vastustus
opposition in German is Gegensatz, Gegenseite
opposition in Italian is opposizione, antagonismo
opposition in Latin is contradictio
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