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Meaning & Definition of Opposition in English

English

Opposition

/ɑpəzɪʃən/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • resistance
  • ,
  • opposition

2. The relation between opposed entities

    synonym:
  • opposition
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • confrontation
  • ,
  • opposition

4. A contestant that you are matched against

    synonym:
  • opposition
  • ,
  • opponent
  • ,
  • opposite

5. A body of people united in opposing something

    synonym:
  • opposition

6. A direction opposite to another

    synonym:
  • opposition

7. An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

  • "A soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
    synonym:
  • enemy
  • ,
  • foe
  • ,
  • foeman
  • ,
  • opposition

8. The major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected

  • "Her majesty's loyal opposition"
    synonym:
  • Opposition

Examples of using

The opposition was divided.