1. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

- despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead

Similar word(s): resistance

Definition categories: act, action

2. the relation between opposed entities

Similar word(s): oppositeness

Definition categories: link, relation

3. the act of hostile groups opposing each other

- the invaders encountered stiff opposition

Similar word(s): confrontation

Definition categories: act, resistance

4. a contestant that you are matched against

Similar word(s): opponent, opposite

Definition categories: person, contestant

5. a body of people united in opposing something

Definition categories: group, body

6. a direction opposite to another

Definition categories: link, direction

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

Similar word(s): enemy, foe, foeman

Definition categories: person, adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister

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

- Her Majesty's loyal opposition

Definition categories: group, party