opposition /ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃən/ noun
plural oppositions
plural oppositions
Learner's definition of OPPOSITION
[noncount] : actions or opinions that show that you disagree with or disapprove of someone or something
often + to
[noncount] : action that is done to stop or defeat someone or something
the opposition
: a person or group that you are trying to defeat or succeed against : a person or group that you are competing with
or the Opposition : a political party that is trying to replace the political party in power
often used before another noun
[noncount] formal : the state or relationship of two things that are completely different from each other

in opposition to

: in a way that is against someone or something
: in a way that shows how two things are different or disagree

— oppositional

/ˌɑːpəˈzɪʃənl̟/ adjective, formal [more oppositional; most oppositional]
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