vastainen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vasta +‎ -inen

Adjective[edit]

vastainen (comparative vastaisempi, superlative vastaisin)

  1. (weather, of wind) foul, head-
    vastainen tuuli
    headwind, foul wind
  2. anti-, in-, un-
    lainvastainen = illegal
    säntöjen vastainen = illegal
    omantunnon vastainen = unconscionable
    sodanvastainen = anti-war
  3. (time) occurring in the future
    vastaiset tapahtumat
    future events
  4. (time, of a night in relation to the next day only) before
    keskiviikon vastainen
    the night before Wednesday
    syyskuun 21. päivän vastainen
    the night before September 21st

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Usage notes[edit]

  • in the sense "anti-", that which is opposed is in genitive

Noun[edit]

vastainen

  1. (nautical) headwind
    ohjata vastaiseen
    to steer upwind, to haul
    Tuuli kääntyy vastaiseen.
    The wind hauls.

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