[ uh-poh-nuh n-see ]
/ əˈpoʊ nən si /


an act or instance of opposing.
the state of being an opponent.

Nearby words

  1. oppenheim's syndrome,
  2. oppenheimer,
  3. oppenheimer, j. robert,
  4. oppidan,
  5. oppilate,
  6. opponent,
  7. opportune,
  8. opportunism,
  9. opportunist,
  10. opportunistic

Origin of opponency

First recorded in 1720–30; oppon(ent) + -ency

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for opponency

  • We have no means of checking them with regard to opponency, and the University was probably in the same position.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford|Andrew G. Little