opposition

Part of speech: noun

The act of opposing.

Part of speech: noun

The state of being opposite or opposed.

Part of speech: noun

An obstacle; obstruction.

Part of speech: noun

Astron. The relative position of two bodies that are 180 apart.

Part of speech: noun

The party opposed to an administration.

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Usage examples "opposition":

  1. Opposition of any sort would probably do far more harm than good at present. - "Winding Paths", Gertrude Page.
  2. How greatly his conduct was in opposition to his character! - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. " At all events, we are not likely to meet with much opposition," said Tom; " though, if we had had some fighting, we might have gained more credit." - "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.