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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Of or relating to the act of resisting. Also: Of or relating to the condition of being in conflict; antagonism

Usage examples (36)
  • Those who cannot comfortably take part in oppositional discourse — or choose not to — are likely to opt out.
  • Oh, there’s one called oppositional defiance disorder.
  • The rag-tag oppositional forces left in Afghanistan and Iraq were like so many flies to be swatted away.
  • There's a kind of oppositional meeting taking place. for more
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