Learner's definition of OPPOSED
not used before a noun
[more opposed; most opposed]
not agreeing with or approving of something or someone
— usually + to
as opposed to
— used to refer to something that is different from what has just been mentioned
The car gets 30 miles per gallon, as opposed to [=unlike] last year's model, which got only 25.
They use fresh fish, as opposed to [=instead of] fish that has been frozen.
I'd say she is a good player, as opposed to [=rather than] a great one.
Try to see it as an opportunity to learn something, as opposed to a setback.