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Pronunciation: /ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃən; ˌɒpəˈzɪʃən/

Translation of opposition in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (antagonism, resistance) oposición (feminine) the plan encountered no opposition nadie se opuso al plan, el plan no encontró opositores opposition to sth/sb oposición a algo/algn
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) 2.1 (rivals, competitors) [Business/Comercio] competencia (feminine); [Sport/Deporte] adversarios (masculine plural) we need to find out what the opposition is o are up to [Business/Comercio] tenemos que averiguar qué está haciendo la competencia 2.2 [Politics/Política] the opposition is o are divided on this issue la oposición está dividida al respecto to be in opposition estar* en la oposición (before noun/delante del nombre) [spokesperson/benches] de la oposición
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 countable/numerable (contrast) contraposición (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 u and c [Astronomy/Astronomía] oposición (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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