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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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But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only.
She had been repeatedly very earnest in trying to get Anne included in the visit to London, sensibly open to all the injustice and all the discredit of the selfish arrangements which shut her out, and on many lesser occasions had endeavoured to give Elizabeth the advantage of her own better judgement and experience; but always in vain: Elizabeth would go her own way; and never had she pursued it in more decided opposition to Lady Russell than in this selection of Mrs Clay; turning from the society of so deserving a sister, to bestow her affection and confidence on one who ought to have been nothing to her but the object of distant civility.
Philip heard discussions about it at the Frau Professor's long table, and at these Professor Erlin lost his wonted calm: he beat the table with his fist, and drowned all opposition with the roar of his fine deep voice.
After making the greatest opposition between thought and extension, Descartes, like Plato, supposes them to be reunited for a time, not in their own nature but by a special divine act (compare Phaedrus), and he also supposes all the parts of the human body to meet in the pineal gland, that alone affording a principle of unity in the material frame of man.
In neither of them is there any clear opposition between the inward and outward world.
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).
B-52 bombers carpet-bombed Taliban front lines north of the Afghan capital yesterday in the heaviest US attack yet - the latest sign that America has abandoned any reluctance to help the opposition move on Kabul.
Beginning in late 1993 and through '94, the FASB was under siege from protests over this Exposure Draft, which resulted in more opposition than any other change the board has made since it was founded in 1973.
It did regain power a year later, mostly due to internal squabbles within the opposition coalition.
In a meeting of Diet affairs chiefs from the parties concerned, the ruling and opposition camps agreed on the need to end the boycott, but remained apart on how they should do so, the officials said.
If elected, she would become the first woman Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
Both the PPP with its 21 senators and the PTI having 13 members in the house claim that they have been assured by other opposition parties, mainly the Muttahida Qaumi MoveAment (MQM) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), of their support.
The PPP on Wednesday announced nomination of Sherry Rehman for the slot of the opposition leader that fell vacant after the retirement of Aitzaz Ahsan on March 12.
Talking to Samaa earlier in the day, PPP leader Qayoom Soomro said his party has the required majority in the upper house to get its opposition leader elected.
The Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) which is the second biggest party of the opposition after PPP has also nominated Azam Sawati as its candidate for the opposition leader slot and had demanded of the opposition parties, including PPP, to support his candidature as the PPP has its deputy chairman in the upper house.