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Definition of 'opposition'

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  1. 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"
       Synonyms: resistance
  2. the relation between opposed entities
       Synonyms: oppositeness
  3. the act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
       Synonyms: confrontation
  4. a contestant that you are matched against
       Synonyms: opponent opposite
  5. a body of people united in opposing something
  6. a direction opposite to another
  7. an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
       Synonyms: enemy foe foeman
  8. the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's loyal opposition"

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