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- 1 English
- 2 Latin
- 3 Middle French
- opposit (archaic)
opposite (not comparable)
- Located directly across from something else, or from each other.
- She saw him walking on the opposite side of the road.
- Facing in the other direction.
- They were moving in opposite directions.
- Of either of two complementary or mutually exclusive things.
- He has a lot of success with the opposite sex.
- Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.
- Novels, by which the reader is misled into another sort of pieasure opposite to that which is designed in an epic poem.
- John Locke
- Particles of speech have divers, and sometimes almost opposite, significations.
located directly across from
facing the other way
of complementary or mutually exclusive things
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opposite (plural opposites)
- Something opposite or contrary to another.
- An opponent.
- An antonym.
- "Up" is the opposite of "down".
- (mathematics) An additive inverse.
- In an opposite position.
- I was on my seat and she stood opposite.
in an opposite position
- Facing, or across from.
- He lives opposite the pub.
- In a complementary role to.
- He played opposite Marilyn Monroe.
in a complementary role to
- vocative masculine singular of oppositus
opposite m, f (plural opposites)
- opposite (located directly across from something else, or from each other)
opposite f (plural opposites)
- opposite side