Definición de opposition en inglés:


Silabificación: op·po·si·tion
Pronunciación: /ˌäpəˈziSHən


  • 1Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument: there was considerable opposition to the proposal the regime cracked down against the threat of opposition
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    • For some, it appeared to breed a resistance or opposition to program authorities, which they later regretted.
    • Your argument to justify your opposition to the peace talks is puerile.
    • Your argument seems to conflate opposition to the war with opposition to a ‘unilateral’ war.
    resistance, hostility, antagonism, enmity, antipathy, objection, dissent, disapproval, criticism, demurral; defiance, noncompliance, obstruction
  • 1.1 (often the opposition) A group of adversaries or competitors, especially a rival political party or athletic team.
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    • In any event, it is not the coach's business to let the opposition know beforehand the team's weaknesses in any area.
    • It was supported by the government, opposition, big businesses and trade unions.
    • Such a development inevitably comes up against the restraints of the profit system and meets with the opposition of big business.
    opponents, opposing side, other side, other team, competition, opposers, rivals, adversaries; enemies
    literary foes
  • 1.2 (the opposition) The principal political party opposed to the one in office.
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    • The Opposition had sent the Bill back to the Commons four times in an unprecedentedly bitter conflict.
    • The Opposition is demanding that the government stop spinning the issue and clarify its position.
    • The Opposition must then have policies which, in the eyes of the electorate, are relevant to the day.
  • 1.3A contrast or antithesis: a nature-culture opposition
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    • Likewise Tomu came to think of a film's plot in terms of a series of oppositions or conflicts.
    • These two oppositions generate four basic strands of modern thought.
    • Our western predilection of talking in terms of binary oppositions finds an array of contrasts to play with in Wuthering Heights.
    conflict, clash, disparity, antithesis, polarity
  • 1.4 Logic (Of two propositions) the relation of having the same subject and predicate, but differing in quantity, quality, or both.
  • 1.5 Astronomy & Astrology The apparent position of two celestial objects that are directly opposite each other in the sky, especially when a superior planet is opposite the sun.
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    • An eclipse occurs only if the Moon crosses the ecliptic when very close to either conjunction or opposition, respectively producing solar and lunar eclipses.
    • The other half of the Grand Cross is the opposition of Mars in Scorpio and Saturn in Taurus.
    • At opposition, a planet also comes closest to earth and shines at its brightest for the year.


in opposition

In contrast or conflict: they found themselves in opposition to federal policy
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  • In fact, wisdom and faith are not really in opposition to one another.
  • You put yourself in opposition to a number of Republicans, as well, on immigration.
  • He will never start a movement in opposition to those he condemns, because that would be sticking his neck out.



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  • How can we use our oppositional content to counter and shape that of the national media?
  • The point, by contrast, is to assume an appropriate oppositional stance, and to feel good about oneself.
  • Teenagers can be oppositional and negative when depressed.


late Middle English: from Latin oppositio(n-), from opponere 'set against'.

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