opposing
opposed opposed ([o^]p*p[=o]zd"), opposing opposing ([o^]p*p[=o]"z[i^]ng),adj. 1. characterized by active opposition; as, two bitterly opposing schools of thought.

Syn: antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, opponent. [WordNet 1.5]

2. acting in opposition to; as, the opposing sector of the same muscle group. [WordNet 1.5]


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