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oppositional

[ op-uh-zish-uh-nl ]
/ ˌɒp əˈzɪʃ ə nl /
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adjective
opposing, resisting, or combating; expressing a view or stance against something or someone: In experimental film one often finds an oppositional attitude toward mainstream culture, and a desire to forge an alternative.
expressing antagonism or hostility: Learning effective coping skills can reduce the negative influences of anger, oppositional behavior, and poor impulse control.
relating to or being in a contrastive, symmetrical, or complementary two-way relation: This remote-controlled wooden floor lamp is a simple, efficient, seemingly oppositional pairing of the natural and technological.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oppositional

un·op·po·si·tion·al, adjective
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