opposite

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Pronunciation[change]

Preposition[change]

Preposition
opposite

  1. If A is opposite B, they are facing each other.
    The bank is just opposite this hotel, right across the street there.

Adjective[change]

Positive
opposite

Comparative
more opposite

Superlative
most opposite

  1. If two things are opposite, they are the same kind but completely different from each other.
    "Go left. No, right!" "Do you want me to go left or right. I mean, they're opposite directions, aren't they?"
    I don't think we can work together. We're too opposite.
    Black is the opposite of white. "Yes" is the opposite of "no". Day is the opposite of night.

Noun[change]

Singular
opposite

Plural
opposites

  1. The opposite of something is something else of the same kind but completely different.
    My kid's always do the exact opposite of what I tell them.
    The word dust is its own opposite, meaning both put on and take off dust.

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