- situated on diametrically opposed sides of an axis, as leaves when there are two on one node.
- having one organ vertically above another; superimposed.
SYNONYMS FOR opposite
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Example sentences from the Web for opposite
The trajectory of the Sun, meanwhile, is the opposite of Chicago’s journey.It’s Win Or Go Home This Week In The WNBA Playoffs|Howard Megdal|September 15, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Though this may seem like yet another effort to “get tough” on China, it does just the opposite.Trump’s TikTok ban isn’t ‘tough on China’—it’s actually quite the opposite|jakemeth|September 9, 2020|Fortune
Unfortunately, federal officials are doing just the opposite.Gutting this federal program could undermine Americans’ confidence in a COVID vaccine|jakemeth|September 6, 2020|Fortune
Steve Levitt tries to learn more about this one-time academic and Hollywood non-conformist, who is both very similar to him and also quite his opposite.“I Started Crying When I Realized How Beautiful the Universe Is” | People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 2: Mayim Bialik|Steven D. Levitt|September 5, 2020|Freakonomics
It had the opposite effect after Republicans protested the move.Sacramento Report: 3 Takeaways From a Wild Legislative Session|Sara Libby|September 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The media tend to frame situations like this as aberrations, but in this case, quite the opposite is the truth.
But quite unlike the schmuck, and this is the fun part, they never run up the white flag; indeed quite the opposite.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Couple walked towards the opposite end of the dungeon, where she previously played with Destiny.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Rathod noted, SIX is not supposed to be merely the opposite of ALEC.
I'm very interested in Liv Ullmann for the woman's part, opposite Sean … yes … oh, I see then.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When we speak against one capital vice, we ought to speak against its opposite; the middle betwixt both is the point for virtue.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Sam sat opposite him in perfect silence, waiting, with eager curiosity, for the termination of the scene.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
The opposite of these two methods of rote learning is my method, which injects an active process between each pair of words.
A method of Vacuity pure and simple—the exact opposite of Mental Assimilation.
The characteristics of the different forms are well shown in the table on opposite page, modified from Hill.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for opposite
- (of leaves, flowers, etc) arranged in pairs on either side of the stem
- (of parts of a flower) arranged opposite the middle of another part
- (of two vertices or sides in an even-sided polygon) separated by the same number of vertices or sides in both a clockwise and anticlockwise direction
- (of a side in a triangle) facing a specified angleAbbreviation: opp