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  • as inopposed/opposing
  • as inunwilling
  • as inoppositional

synonyms for against the grain

  • allergic
  • anti
  • antipathetic
  • antithetical
  • antonymous
  • at cross-purposes
  • at odds
  • averse
  • battling
  • clashing
  • combating
  • conflicting
  • confronting
  • contrary
  • controverting
  • counter
  • crossing
  • defending
  • defensive
  • denying
  • disagreeing
  • disputed
  • dissentient
  • enemy
  • exposing
  • facing
  • hostile
  • in opposition
  • incompatible
  • inimical
  • irreconcilable
  • objecting
  • obstructive
  • opposite
  • protesting
  • repelling
  • restrictive
  • rival
  • up against
  • warring
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antonyms for against the grain

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  • aiding
  • assisting
  • compatible
  • helping
  • similar
  • ready
  • prepared
  • willing
  • enthusiastic
  • eager
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    How to use against the grain in a sentence

    And I have not had the first morsel of food prepared from this grain offered me since I reached the shores of Europe.
    GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
    Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Beginners must be warned against mistaking the edges of cells, or particles which have retained the red stain, for bacilli.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?
    GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
    He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    But if God made man, then God is responsible for all man's acts and thoughts, and therefore man cannot sin against God.
    GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
    Good is set against evil, and life against death: so also is the sinner against a just man.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    When we speak against one capital vice, we ought to speak against its opposite; the middle betwixt both is the point for virtue.
    PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO AGAINST THE GRAIN

    • against the grain
    • allergic
    • anti
    • antipathetic
    • antithetical
    • antonymous
    • at cross-purposes
    • at odds
    • averse
    • battling
    • clashing
    • combating
    • conflicting
    • confronting
    • contrary
    • controverting
    • counter
    • crossing
    • defending
    • defensive
    • denying
    • disagreeing
    • disputed
    • dissentient
    • enemy
    • exposing
    • facing
    • hostile
    • in opposition
    • incompatible
    • inimical
    • irreconcilable
    • objecting
    • obstructive
    • opposite
    • protesting
    • repelling
    • restrictive
    • rival
    • up against
    • warring
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.