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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Forming resistance against something that you disapprove or disagree with; the political party not in power.

Usage examples (40)
  • The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition.
  • The invaders encountered stiff opposition
  • Despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • Her Majesty's loyal opposition for more
Tutoring comment
  • It's likely that activists would be in "opposition" of (against) having a jail built in "apposition" (placed together) to a school.
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