opposite[ op-uh-zit, -sit ]SEE DEFINITION OF opposite
Synonyms for opposite
- diametrically opposed
Antonyms for opposite
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OPPOSITE
Opposite him sat a tall fellow very erect and stiff in his chair.
He had an invitation to the opposite coast which he thought he would accept.
It was at this critical moment that Cassidy entered from the opposite side of the office.
Therefore, two men of strong beliefs were set on opposite sides of the fence.
By this they were opposite the old stand, where Shandy was hiding.
It was flanked by a river, upon the opposite bank of which rose a gentle mountain.
It was opposite my eyes, which really were open now, I felt sure.
She is mentioned as the opposite to the mild, dignified Hygd, the queen of the Getas.
A white figure was visible under the shade of the opposite trees.
This friendly speech of the friar ended as they stepped on the opposite bank.
late 14c., "placed on the other side of (something)," from Old French oposite "opposite, contrary" (13c.), from Latin oppositus "standing against, opposed, opposite," past participle of opponere "set against" (see opponent). Meaning "contrary in nature or character" is from 1570s. As a noun from late 14c. As a preposition from 1758. As an adverb from 1817. Related: Oppositely.