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

8 senses of opposition

Sense 1
resistance, opposition -- (the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

Sense 2
opposition, oppositeness -- (the relation between opposed entities)
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Sense 3
confrontation, opposition -- (the act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition")
       => resistance -- (group action in opposition to those in power)

Sense 4
opposition, opponent, opposite -- (a contestant that you are matched against)
       => contestant -- (a person who participates in competitions)

Sense 5
opposition -- (a body of people united in opposing something)
       => body -- (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body")

Sense 6
opposition -- (a direction opposite to another)
       => direction -- (the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind")

Sense 7
enemy, foe, foeman, opposition -- (an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies")
       => adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister -- (someone who offers opposition)

Sense 8
Opposition -- (the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's loyal opposition")
       => party, political party -- (an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level")

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