- 1 (opposed to) Anxious to prevent or put an end to; disagreeing with: he was opposed to discriminationMore example sentences
- Nor was there anything to prevent those opposed to the whole concept of school board education from standing for election and, if successful, from hampering the development of the system.
- We are opposed to discrimination on the grounds of gender, religion, sexuality, race, and disability.
- According to Mrs Newby, there is a silent majority of people in the village opposed to the construction of the new hall next to St Mary's.
- 1.1In conflict with or hostile to: parties opposed to the ruling partyMore example sentences
- Supporters of Franco greeted it with undisguised hostility, while those opposed to the regime hailed the movie, clearly responding to its symbolism.
- I never quite understood why the West was so vehemently opposed to Communism, since it is only as bad as Fascism in practice, but immensely preferable in theory.
- Those opposed to communism were held back from repatriation, which began in late December 1946.
- 2(Of two or more things) contrasting or conflicting with each other: the agency is being asked to do two diametrically opposed thingsMore example sentences
- As I see it and as I think the articles in this issue indicate, these two positions are neither diametrically opposed nor contradictory.
- Why are they so diametrically opposed to each other?
- Sometimes we are diametrically opposed to each other.
as opposed to
- Distinguished from or in contrast with: an approach that is theoretical as opposed to practicalMore example sentences
- Sometimes such optimism leads you to see the world as you wish it were as opposed to how it really is.
- The style now is more urban, more freestyle as opposed to obviously choreographed.
- Wenger thinks deeply about how to give his players what they need, as opposed to what they want.