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  • nounobstruction, antagonism
  • nounperson, people competing

synonyms for opposition

  • action
  • hostility
  • resistance
  • struggle
  • antinomy
  • antithesis
  • aversion
  • brush
  • clash
  • combat
  • competition
  • con
  • conflict
  • contention
  • contest
  • contradistinction
  • contrariety
  • counteraction
  • counterattack
  • defense
  • defiance
  • disapproval
  • duel
  • encounter
  • engagement
  • fray
  • grapple
  • negativism
  • prevention
  • repugnance
  • repulsion
  • rivalry
  • skirmish
  • strife
  • unfriendliness
  • violation
  • war
  • warfare
  • civil disobedience
  • confronting
  • contraposition
  • obstructiveness
  • opposure
  • oppugnancy
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antonyms for opposition

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  • accord
  • affection
  • agreement
  • calm
  • harmony
  • kindness
  • liking
  • love
  • obedience
  • peace
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • sympathy
  • yielding
  • compatibility
  • team
  • teammates
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How to use opposition in a sentence

They also spearheaded an ultimately successful effort to remove an opposition president.
THE PROBLEM OF ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM IN MEXICO TODAY IS ROOTED IN HISTORYJAYSON PORTERFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For starters, previous recall campaigns that have made the ballot have done so thanks to intense grassroots opposition to the governor, but this one may deserve a bit of an asterisk because of all the extra time it had to collect signatures.
CALIFORNIA’S GAVIN NEWSOM WILL LIKELY FACE A RECALL ELECTION — BUT HE’LL PROBABLY SURVIVE ITGEOFFREY SKELLEY (GEOFFREY.SKELLEY@ABC.COM)FEBRUARY 10, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Leading opposition figures say there was no coup attempt — and that Moïse is no longer president.
COUP CLAIM DEEPENS HAITI'S POLITICAL CRISISDAVE LAWLERFEBRUARY 8, 2021AXIOS
Progress happens, and alongside it, opposition grows as well.
'WE ALL HAVE TO CREATE OUR OWN UNIVERSE.' PRODUCER AND ARTIST ZACKARY DRUCKER ON TELLING NUANCED TRANS STORIESSUYIN HAYNESFEBRUARY 8, 2021TIME
Although no one has officially registered any opposition to a new bill introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, not everyone agrees that giving students a re-do is a good idea.
MORNING REPORT: THE STORMWATER DEFICIT IS A BIG DEALVOICE OF SAN DIEGOFEBRUARY 8, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Marina Shakhov never took to the streets to voice her opposition against President Vladimir Putin until recently.
'THE WHOLE SYSTEM NEEDS CHANGING.' THE RUSSIA PROTESTS ARE ABOUT MORE THAN JUST ALEXEI NAVALNYMADELINE ROACHEFEBRUARY 5, 2021TIME
Addressing reporters after a 114-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Los Angeles, James cited health and schedule concerns for his opposition.
LAKERS’ LEBRON JAMES SLAMS NBA’S ALL-STAR GAME PLANSBEN GOLLIVERFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This is due largely to opposition among Democrats, who view her unfavorably by an average margin of 56 percent to 8 percent.
WHAT DO AMERICANS THINK OF MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE? LIZ CHENEY? JOSH HAWLEY?NATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 5, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The settlement, subject to multiple court approvals that will take several months, will end the receiver’s public opposition to Prospect’s pending sale.
RICH INVESTORS STRIPPED MILLIONS FROM A HOSPITAL CHAIN AND WANT TO LEAVE IT BEHIND. A TINY STATE STANDS IN THEIR WAY.BY PETER ELKINDFEBRUARY 4, 2021PROPUBLICA
Yet vocal opposition from a small but loud group of Iowans remains.
IOWA’S HOUSE SPEAKER SAID HE CAN’T MAKE LAWMAKERS WEAR MASKS — BUT HE DID ENFORCE A BAN ON JEANSTEO ARMUSFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO OPPOSITION

  • abhorrence
  • allergy
  • animosity
  • animus
  • antagonism
  • aversion
  • avoidance
  • bad blood
  • contrariety
  • distaste
  • dyspathy
  • enmity
  • escape
  • eschewal
  • evasion
  • hate
  • hatred
  • hostility
  • ill will
  • incompatibility
  • loathing
  • opposition
  • rancor
  • repellency
  • repugnance
  • repulsion
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