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Synonyms for oppositionist

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

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Tens from the regular troops are killed in the battle of the oppositionists' control over the town in northern Syria.
Invisible, irrelevant, weak, hopeless, washed-up, shambolic, finished, out-of-date, shrill, pathetic, living in the past, sleazy, uncaring, too strident, 'oppositionist', the nasty party, flat-lining, no alternative to a hugely disappointing Labour government (cont on pages 30, 31, 32, 34, etc)
He stressed that the Liberal Democrats would fight the election as an independent force while maintaining their 'constructive oppositionist' stance towards Labour.
The following September, Operation Condor organized the Rome attack that disabled Christian Democratic oppositionist Bernardo Leighton and his wife.
Sherifa Zuhur has combined historical and sociological methods in her attempt to understand the appeal of the "moderate oppositionist" Islamist message to women.
Russian oppositionist, with a rare radioactive isotope, in London in 2006.
oppositionist MP Zaruhi Postanjyan's question addressed to Serzh Sargsyan at PACE.
Hence, the language of murder, whether with the bullets of tyranny or the spears of terrorism, is one and the same, and the assassination of oppositionist Mohamed Brahmi after Chokri Belaid in Tunisia is a warning to Ennahda Party that it should stop killing the hopes of the revolutionary youth.
ASHARAQ AL AWSAT cited Mahmoud Ahmad al-Ahwazi, an Iranian oppositionist and coordinator of Iran's Popular Democratic Front as saying during a phone conversation "the struggle between Ahmadinejad and Khamenei is part of the struggle over power between the different branches inside the regime." Ahwazi considered that Khamenei's bias "will escalate complexities in the face of Ahmadinejad who has preferred to bow before the storm and apologize in a tactical way." Ahwazi confirmed that the president "has refrained from attending a number of public events in which the supreme leader was present.
oppositionist parliamentarians does not meet the idea of healthy opposition in a democratic country.
all the actions against Postanjyan are inadmissible and will be perceived as encroachment upon an oppositionist politician," the statement
Nikol Pashinyan, an oppositionist parliamentarian representing the Armenian National Congress Faction (ANC),
The IAF and six other oppositionist parties demonstrated on Tuesday against the Dialogue Committee and the government's failure to garner prior agreement surrounding the nature of the Committee and its failure to include constitutional amendments on the agenda.
I may have to be present every day at the Senate in case I'm the lone oppositionist. So that someone will object.]