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opposite number

noun as in adversary

noun as in antagonist

noun as in assailant

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Example Sentences

His opposite number, Kansas City right-hander Carlos Hernández, endured his own wait for the inning’s bottom half as the grounds crew worked to dry an infield that saw hardly any action with him in the game.

As opposite number Hyun Jin Ryu was carrying a no-hit bid into the sixth inning against the Orioles, rookie left-hander Keegan Akin was keeping things close.

Out of possession, Leeds players chase their opposite numbers up and down the pitch, attempting to deny adversaries the time to pick out a measured pass.

Then he considers: what does my opposite number want that will matter more to him than it does to me?

They moved across to the left: the first man sat down and his opposite number stood up.

I wouldn't mind being in charge—old Haas' opposite number at this end.

Instinctively his eye went about—and then came to a stop at a door directly opposite number eleven.

A weary trudge brings him to 457, opposite number 1, whence he started.

The passageway came out on the other side almost directly opposite number seven, and offered a tempting short-cut.


On this page you'll find 108 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to opposite number, such as: antagonist, attacker, competitor, enemy, foe, and rival.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.