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See definition of opposite on Dictionary.com
  • adj.unlike, conflicting; completely different
  • nounsomething completely unlike

synonyms for opposite

  • adverse
  • antagonistic
  • antithetical
  • contradictory
  • differing
  • paradoxical
  • reversed
  • antipodal
  • contrary
  • counter
  • facing
  • hostile
  • independent
  • inverse
  • obverse
  • reverse
  • separate
  • antipodean
  • contrapositive
  • contrasted
  • corresponding
  • crosswise
  • diametric
  • diametrically opposed
  • different
  • dissimilar
  • diverse
  • flip-side
  • fronting
  • inconsistent
  • inimical
  • irreconcilable
  • opposed
  • ornery
  • polar
  • repugnant
  • retrograde
  • unalike
  • unconnected
  • unrelated
  • unsimilar
  • violative
  • vis-à-vis
See also synonyms for: opposites
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antonyms for opposite

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  • agreeing
  • similar
  • compatible
  • like
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The trajectory of the Sun, meanwhile, is the opposite of Chicago’s journey.
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Though this may seem like yet another effort to “get tough” on China, it does just the opposite.
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Unfortunately, federal officials are doing just the opposite.
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Steve Levitt tries to learn more about this one-time academic and Hollywood non-conformist, who is both very similar to him and also quite his opposite.
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It had the opposite effect after Republicans protested the move.
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Twisting means the ends of the hose are twisted in opposite directions, even while the hose remains straight.
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These country coyotes were all more related to each other than to any of the city coyotes — even though some of the country coyotes lived on opposite sides of Los Angeles.
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A small fixed-blade knife can be attached upside down to the front of the shoulder strap opposite your strong hand.
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The doctor did not explain her reasoning, and it is unclear if she was aware that the dietitian asked to evaluate Johnson for malnutrition had determined the opposite just hours earlier.
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I’m moving to the opposite side of the country in a few days after 12 years on the East Coast.
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WORDS RELATED TO OPPOSITE

  • beside
  • equal
  • in alignment
  • in line
  • level
  • opposite
  • shoulder to shoulder
  • side by side
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