opposed
adjective Date: 15th century set or placed in opposition ; contrary <
with politicians, as opposed to soap, you cannot return what you have bought — Felix G. Rohatyn
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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opposed — opposed; un·opposed; …   English syllables

  • opposed — index adverse (hostile), antipathetic (oppositional), averse, contradictory, contrary, different …   Law dictionary

  • opposed — / opposing [adj] antagonistic, against against the grain*, allergic*, anti*, antipathetic, antithetical, antonymous, at cross purposes, at odds, averse, battling, clashing, combating, conflicting, confronting, contrary, controverting, counter,… …   New thesaurus

  • opposed — op|posed [ ə pouzd ] adjective ** 1. ) someone who is opposed to something thinks it should not happen or should not be done: opposed to: He was bitterly opposed to the war. be opposed to doing something: Some residents were opposed to naming the …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • opposed */*/ — UK [əˈpəʊzd] / US [əˈpoʊzd] adjective 1) someone who is opposed to something thinks it should not happen or should not be done opposed to: He was bitterly opposed to the war. be opposed to doing something: Some residents were opposed to naming… …   English dictionary

  • opposed — [[t]əpo͟ʊzd[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ to n/ ing If you are opposed to something, you disagree with it or disapprove of it. I am utterly opposed to any form of terrorism... We are strongly opposed to the presence of America in this region …   English dictionary

  • opposed — op|posed [əˈpəuzd US əˈpouzd] adj [not before noun] 1.) be opposed to sth to disagree with something such as a plan or system ▪ Most of us are opposed to the death penalty. 2.) two ideas that are opposed to each other are completely different… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • opposed — adj. 1 opposed to disagreeing strongly with sth VERBS ▪ be ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ adamantly, bitterly, deeply, fiercely …   Collocations dictionary

  • opposed — adjective (not before noun) 1 two ideas that are opposed to each other are completely different from each other (+ to): The principles of capitalism and socialism are diametrically opposed to each other. 2 as opposed to used to compare two things …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • opposed*/ — [əˈpəʊzd] adj 1) someone who is opposed to something thinks that it should not happen He was bitterly opposed to the war.[/ex] 2) completely different The two ideas are directly opposed.[/ex] • as opposed to used for referring to something that… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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