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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

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?
James Thurber

You can't get around pain and opposition, but you can try to be joyful in the trial, and thank yourself for the trial, and thank God for the strength to get through it.
Mary J. Blige

Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights, is a middle-age issue. Young people just can't see the problem. At worst, gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition dies off.
Gail Collins

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
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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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