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Synonyms for opposition

Synonyms for opposition

the act of resisting

one that opposes another in a battle, contest, controversy, or debate

Synonyms for opposition

the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

the act of hostile groups opposing each other

a contestant that you are matched against

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a body of people united in opposing something

an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected

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Removed from Spinoza by less than a generation is the philosopher Leibnitz, who after deepening and intensifying the opposition between mind and matter, reunites them by his preconcerted harmony (compare again Phaedrus).
In opposition to the free Elizabethan romantic structure, Jonson stood for and deliberately intended to revive the classical style; though with characteristic good sense he declared that not all the classical practices were applicable to English plays.
If (which Heaven forbid) the middle classes ranged under the banner of the opposition should succeed in overthrowing those social superiorities which are so repugnant to their vanity, another struggle would follow hard upon their victory.
A great deal; for there is certainly a danger of our getting unintentionally into a verbal opposition.
I said: Suppose that by way of illustration we were to ask the question whether there is not an opposition in nature between bald men and hairy men; and if this is admitted by us, then, if bald men are cobblers, we should forbid the hairy men to be cobblers, and conversely?
because we never meant when we constructed the State, that the opposition of natures should extend to every difference, but only to those differences which affected the pursuit in which the individual is engaged; we should have argued, for example, that a physician and one who is in mind a physician may be said to have the same nature.
Square argued strongly on the other side, in opposition perhaps to Thwackum, or in compliance with Mr Allworthy, who seemed very much to approve what Jones had done.
This worthy old lady took a fancy to Rawdon Crawley when a boy, sent him to Cambridge (in opposition to his brother at Oxford), and, when the young man was requested by the authorities of the first-named University to quit after a residence of two years, she bought him his commission in the Life Guards Green.
One district's enough, and Sviazhsky's obviously of the opposition," he said, words evidently intelligible to all except Levin.
The opposition of a particular chief to the hostile proceedings in the councils of that morning has been already seen.
Kenn, having great natural firmness, began, in the presence of this opposition, as every firm man would have done, to contract a certain strength of determination over and above what would have been called forth by the end in view.
1 snap vote was a big disappointment for the three opposition parties -- the Republican People's Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) -- that managed to enter Parliament.
Talking to media men here on Sunday, Haji Farhanullah, Haji Juma Raz and others said that the recently held budget session had exposed the intentions of tehsil nazim who wanted to bypass opposition.
It is our earnest desire that opposition comes to the House.
Several former high-ranking Syrian army officers who have now joined the opposition travelled to Moscow on Sunday to meet senior officials of the Russian foreign and defense ministries, the opposition-run Sham Press news website reported on Monday.