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opposition

opposition as in the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
  • "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"
  • "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"

Synonyms

  • resistancethe action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion ; a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease ; the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents; a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force ; the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria) ; (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness ; an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current ; group action in opposition to those in power
opposition as in the relation between opposed entities

    Synonyms

    • oppositenessthe relation between opposed entities
    opposition as in the act of hostile groups opposing each other
    • "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"
    • "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"

    Synonyms

    • confrontationa bold challenge ; discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions ; a hostile disagreement face-to-face ; the act of hostile groups opposing each other; a focussed comparison
    opposition as in a contestant that you are matched against

      Synonyms

      • opponentcharacterized by active hostility; a contestant that you are matched against ; someone who offers opposition
      • oppositedirectly facing each other; a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other; a relation of direct opposition; a contestant that you are matched against ; something inverted in sequence or character or effect; being directly across from each other; of leaves etc; moving or facing away from each other; the other one of a complementary pair; altogether different in nature or quality or significance; characterized by opposite extremes
      opposition as in a body of people united in opposing something
        opposition as in a direction opposite to another
          opposition as in an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
          • "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

          Synonyms

          • enemyan opposing military force; an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); any hostile group of people; a personal enemy
          • foean armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); a personal enemy
          • foemanan armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
          opposition as in the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected
          • "Her Majesty's loyal opposition"

          Synonyms

          • Oppositionthe action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; the relation between opposed entities ; the act of hostile groups opposing each other; a contestant that you are matched against ; a body of people united in opposing something ; a direction opposite to another ; an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected