Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun opposite

4 senses of opposite

Sense 1
antonym, opposite word, opposite -- (a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other; "to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'")
       => word -- (a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning")

Sense 2
reverse, contrary, opposite -- (a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true")
       => opposition, oppositeness -- (the relation between opposed entities)

Sense 3
opposition, opponent, opposite -- (a contestant that you are matched against)
       => contestant -- (a person who participates in competitions)

Sense 4
inverse, opposite -- (something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse")
       => opposition, oppositeness -- (the relation between opposed entities)

Antonyms of adj opposite

6 senses of opposite

Sense 1
opposite -- (being directly across from each other; facing; "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles")

INDIRECT (VIA other) -> same -- (same in identity; "the same man I saw yesterday"; "never wore the same dress twice"; "this road is the same one we were on yesterday"; "on the same side of the street")

Sense 2
opposite (vs. alternate), paired -- (of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves")

alternate (vs. opposite) -- (of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired; "stems with alternate leaves")

Sense 3
opposite -- (moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions")

INDIRECT (VIA other) -> same -- (same in identity; "the same man I saw yesterday"; "never wore the same dress twice"; "this road is the same one we were on yesterday"; "on the same side of the street")

Sense 4
opposite -- (the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors")

INDIRECT (VIA other) -> same -- (same in identity; "the same man I saw yesterday"; "never wore the same dress twice"; "this road is the same one we were on yesterday"; "on the same side of the street")

Sense 5
opposite -- (altogether different in nature or quality or significance; "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade)

INDIRECT (VIA different) -> same -- (closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same day next year")

Sense 6
diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar -- (characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions")

INDIRECT (VIA different) -> same -- (closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same day next year")

Similarity of adj opposite

6 senses of opposite

Sense 1
opposite -- (being directly across from each other; facing; "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles")
       => other (vs. same) -- (not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied; "today isn't any other day"- the White Queen; "the construction of highways and other public works"; "he asked for other employment"; "any other person would tell the truth"; "his other books are still in storage"; "then we looked at the other house"; "hearing was good in his other ear"; "the other sex"; "she lived on the other side of the street from me"; "went in the other direction")

Sense 2
opposite (vs. alternate), paired -- (of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves")

Sense 3
opposite -- (moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions")
       => other (vs. same) -- (not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied; "today isn't any other day"- the White Queen; "the construction of highways and other public works"; "he asked for other employment"; "any other person would tell the truth"; "his other books are still in storage"; "then we looked at the other house"; "hearing was good in his other ear"; "the other sex"; "she lived on the other side of the street from me"; "went in the other direction")

Sense 4
opposite -- (the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors")
       => other (vs. same) -- (not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied; "today isn't any other day"- the White Queen; "the construction of highways and other public works"; "he asked for other employment"; "any other person would tell the truth"; "his other books are still in storage"; "then we looked at the other house"; "hearing was good in his other ear"; "the other sex"; "she lived on the other side of the street from me"; "went in the other direction")

Sense 5
opposite -- (altogether different in nature or quality or significance; "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade)
       => different (vs. same) -- (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one")

Sense 6
diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar -- (characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions")
       => different (vs. same) -- (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one")

Synonyms of adv opposite

1 sense of opposite

Sense 1
face-to-face, opposite -- (directly facing each other; "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table")

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