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Opposite

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[n] two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed"
[n] a contestant that you are matched against
[n] a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
[n] something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
[adv] directly facing each other; "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table"
[adj] (botany) of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"
[adj] characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"
[adj] altogether different in nature or quality or significance; "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade
[adj] the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
[adj] being directly across from each other; facing; "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles"
[adj] moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"


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