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Pronounce Opposite as OW P P OW S IY T EH.

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Phonetic transcription for opposite

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of opposite: | oʊppoʊsɪtɛ |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of opposite: | ɒppɒsɪtɛ |

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Meanings for opposite

something that is contrary to something else

antonym, opposite word, opposite(noun)

a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other

"to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"

reverse, contrary, opposite(noun)

a relation of direct opposition

"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)

a contestant that you are matched against

inverse, opposite(adj)

something inverted in sequence or character or effect

"when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"


being directly across from each other; facing

"And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles"

opposite, paired(adj)

of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem

"opposite leaves"


moving or facing away from each other

"looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"


the other one of a complementary pair

"the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"


altogether different in nature or quality or significance

"the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade

diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar(adverb)

characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

"in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"

face-to-face, opposite(adverb)

directly facing each other

"the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table"

being as different as possible

those two are fundamentally opposite—she being loquacious and outgoing where he is quiet and reserved

something that is as different as possible from something else

no matter what I say, you insist on the opposite

Example Sentences of opposite

This is the opposite of what I expected.

My opinion is exactly the opposite of yours.

What they said to you is exactly the opposite of what they told me yesterday.

They live in the house opposite to ours.

Waking up is the opposite of going to sleep.

In fact, the opposite is more likely to occur.

Such a person will often go a block out of his way to avoid meeting a person of the opposite sex.

That man standing near the door and that woman on the opposite side of the room next to the window have photographic memories.

Tom sat opposite Mary.

Tom has the opposite problem.

Antonyms for opposite

Opposite in different languages

  • على العكس, آخر, ضد, مقابلArabic
  • супрацьле́глыByelorussian
  • противополо́жен Bulgarian
  • contrari oposat Catalan
  • protilehlý opak opačný protiklad proti druhý naproti Czech
  • cyferbyn Welch
  • over for modsat Danish
  • andere entgegengesetzt gegenüber gegenüberliegend gegenteil German
  • απέναντι αντώνυμο Greek
  • opuesto Spanish
  • ضد درمقابل Persian
  • vastapäinen opponentti vastapäätä vastaväittäjä vastanäyttelijänä vastustaja vastakohta antonyymi vastakkainen Finnish
  • adversaire contraire en face opposé en face de French
  • urchomhaireach ar aghaidh Irish
  • fa chomhairScots Gaelic
  • ממולHebrew
  • सामने Hindi
  • ellentétes túlsó szembenlevő Hungarian
  • opposta opposto Italian
  • 反対, 向かい側, あべこべ, 逆くJapanese
  • ವಿರುದ್ದ Kannada
  • 반대Korean
  • GéigendeelLuxembourgish
  • വിപരീതം എതിർ Malayalam
  • tegenstander tegenovergestelde tegenovergesteld tegenoverliggend tegenover Dutch
  • motsatt Norwegian
  • sprzeczność przeciwny przeciwnik przeciwieństwo przeciwniczka naprzeciwko przeciwległy Polish
  • antónimo oposto na frente de Portuguese
  • opusă opus Romanian
  • противополо́жный напротив Russian
  • विपरीतम्Sanskrit
  • suprotan, супротанSerbo
  • protiľahlý Slovak
  • mittemot motsatt motsats Swedish
  • எதிர் Tamil
  • వ్యతిరేకి, వ్యతిరేకం, వ్యతిరేక పదంTegulu
  • zıt karşı Turkish
  • протиле́жнийUkrainian
  • سامنےUrdu
  • 相反 Chinese

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