Definition of opposition :
1. Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.
2. That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power.
3. The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.
4. The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form.
5. The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180¡; -- signified by the symbol /; as, / / /, opposition of Jupiter to the sun.
6. The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else.
disfavor, reverse, contrary, confronting, overpowering, antonym, cessation, abhorrence, disapproval, offense, electric resistance, resistor, thwart, resist, renitence, underground, tyranny, humiliation, fray, hate, displeasure, aspiration, emulation, competition, duel, war, disputant, misrule, debate, ohmic resistance, engagement, face-off, resistivity, discontent, skirmish, clash, opposer, irritation, aversion, rivalry, brush, meeting, strife, immunity, contradistinction, enthusiasm, battle, contraposition, support, electrical resistance, action, anger, resister, oppositeness, facing, mortification, resisting, foeman, detestation, inverse, ambition, peace, countervail, oppositionist, renitency, antithesis, discontentment, combat, showdown, race, opposite word, repelling
counteraction (part of speech: noun)
contention (part of speech: noun)
opposition (part of speech: noun)
disagreement, interference, repression, obstruction, resistance, defiance, contradiction, impediment, rebuff, antagonism, repulsion, fight, inhibition, dispute, conflict, objection, counteraction, protest, hindrance, counterattack, friction, suppression, confrontation, challenge, obstinacy
discordance (part of speech: noun)
hindrance (part of speech: noun)
constraint, burden, clog, choke, restraint, entanglement, mire, catch, delay, crimp, deterrent, plug, tangle, restriction, impedance, congestion, drag, bung, snarl, hurdle, dam, impasse, blockage, interruption, encumbrance, disadvantage, complication, block, blockade, drawback, brake, bafflement, stay, bottleneck, stop, obstacle, jam, handicap, damper, frustration, stoppage, constipation, snag, barrier, entrapment
enemy (part of speech: noun)
counter-evidence (part of speech: noun)
enmity (part of speech: noun)
coolness, quarrelsomeness, combativeness, animosity, inharmoniousness, adverseness, discordance, malice, rancor, dislike, malevolence, spitefulness, hatred, enmity, inimicality, bad blood, hard feelings, hostility, wrath, resentment, alienation, contrariety, antipathy, incompatibility, polarity, tension, coldness, averseness, unfriendliness, surliness, contention, loathing, bitterness
disagreement (part of speech: noun)
unwillingness (part of speech: noun)
- When Lady Mary grew old she went away abroad to live, without any opposition on her husband's part. - "A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
- It seems the only way, provided, of course, there were opposition to his departure, said Lord Bob, smiling. - "Castle Craneycrow", George Barr McCutcheon.
- 5, 6.- In opposition to the objection raised by Baur,- That, with the exception of the passage in Is. - "Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1", Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg.