Synonyms for opposition

Synonyms for (noun) opposition

Synonyms: resistance, opposition

Definition: the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

Usage: he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens; despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead

Similar words: action

Definition: something done (usually as opposed to something said)

Usage: there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions


Synonyms: opposition, confrontation

Definition: the act of hostile groups opposing each other

Usage: the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions; the invaders encountered stiff opposition

Similar words: resistance

Definition: group action in opposition to those in power


Synonyms: opposition

Definition: a body of people united in opposing something

Similar words: body

Definition: a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

Usage: the whole body filed out of the auditorium; the student body; administrative body


Synonyms: Opposition

Definition: the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected

Usage: Her Majesty's loyal opposition

Similar words: political party, party

Definition: an organization to gain political power

Usage: in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level


Synonyms: enemy, foe, foeman, opposition

Definition: an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

Usage: a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies

Similar words: adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister

Definition: someone who offers opposition


Synonyms: opponent, opposite, opposition

Definition: a contestant that you are matched against

Similar words: contestant

Definition: a person who participates in competitions


Synonyms: opposition

Definition: a direction opposite to another

Similar words: direction

Definition: the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

Usage: he checked the direction and velocity of the wind


Synonyms: oppositeness, opposition

Definition: the relation between opposed entities

Similar words: relation

Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together