opposition (part of speech: noun)
contradiction, suppression, adversary, conflict, rebuff, fight, impediment, counterattack, obstruction, disagreement, opposition, confrontation, friction, counteraction, antagonism, inhibition, hindrance, objection, obstinacy, protest, interference, defiance, repulsion, challenge, dispute, resistance
- It was in the years of comparative peace, between the horrors of the first civil war and the alarm preceding the outbreak of the second, that a new poet grew apparently unnoticed to maturity, and the silence was at last broken after the long repression of Italian genius by a voice at once stronger in native vitality and richer in acquired culture than any which had preceded it. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
- The iron repression of the night, of months indeed, fell away before her simple caress. - "K", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
- Peggy and Sally were Quaker maidens, well drilled in art of self- repression, so they made no scene as they bade their mothers farewell, and took leave of Nurse Johnson, her son and Robert Dale. - "Peggy Owen and Liberty", Lucy Foster Madison.