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Noun
Resistance or dissent expressed in action
“The unions have taken violent opposition to the mutual aid pact ever since its inception.”
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Resistance or dissent, expressed in the form of an argument
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“The Maastricht Treaty then split the Conservative parliamentary party, appearing to imperil British national sovereignty and encouraging vocal opposition to European integration.”
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A strong dislike or disinclination
“Monroe, at the time of his appointment, had distinguished himself chiefly by his extreme opposition to the administration.”
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A conflict or struggle between two parties
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“Some of the packers resented this, and, immediately, there was a bitter opposition between the two.”
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An opponent or group of opponents, such as in sport, business, or politics
“In any event, it is not the coach's business to let the opposition know beforehand the team's weaknesses in any area.”
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A state of contrast or oppositeness
“These disagreements stem from the fact that one text of the discourse may focus on the opposition between the various positively or negatively valued terms.”
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Conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions
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The quality or state of being insubordinate
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A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition
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A reluctance or lack of enthusiasm
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The use of force or violence to oppose someone or something
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(uncountable mass noun) People against whom one competes
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A refusal to conform to rules, laws or standards
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The action of impeding a process or progress
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A fit of feeling annoyed, offended or resentful
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The expression of very strong disapproval
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A state of uncertainty or indecisiveness
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The act, or an expression, of criticism, censure or condemnation
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A political philosophy that advocates traditional values
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The quality or characteristic of being oppositional or uncooperative
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The absence or opposite of something actual or positive
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An abrupt or ungracious rejection of an offer, request, or friendly gesture
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An action that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly
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The art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions
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That which is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else
Adjective
In opposition to official policy
Adjective
Opposed to a government, or governments in general
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