Definition of oppositionist in English:


Line breaks: op|pos|ition|ist
Pronunciation: /ɒpəˈzɪʃ(ə)nɪst


  • (Typically in a political context) a person who opposes someone or something: a prominent oppositionist who criticized the party line
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    • In Uzbekistan in 2005, President Islam Karimov rounded up scores of oppositionists claiming they were sinister Islamic militants.
    • Funds available under the Iraq Liberation Act began to flow to Iraqi oppositionists.
    • In 1929 he visited Trotsky in exile, taking back with him a letter to Russian oppositionists.


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  • Relating to opposition or oppositionists: oppositionist union leaders
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    • Neil is at pains to stress he is not the oppositionist wrecker of the devolved parliament.
    • I expect them to become the generators of change in a way similar to that in which oppositionist parliament forces were in Ukraine.
    • Another kind of oppositionist politics might arise within international civil society.

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