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I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.
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Meaning of "opposite" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OPPOSITE

opposite  [ˈɒpəzɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPPOSITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Opposite can act as a noun, an adjective, an adverb and a preposition.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The preposition is an invariable grammatical category, that has no meaning itself and which serves to link or relate terms.

WHAT DOES OPPOSITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Opposite

Opposite may refer to: ▪ Opposite, a word that means the reverse of a word ▪ In botany opposite is a kind of arrangement of leaves ▪ Additive inverse, in mathematics, taking the negative of a number ▪ Opposite category or dual category, in category theory ▪ Opposite group, in group theory ▪ Opposite ring, in ring theory ▪ An opposite hitter, also an opposite, is a position in volleyball ▪ Opposites, by Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyro, released on 28 January 2013 ▪ The Opposites, Dutch rap...

Definition of opposite in the English dictionary

The first definition of opposite in the dictionary is situated or being on the other side or at each side of something between. Other definition of opposite is facing or going in contrary directions. Opposite is also diametrically different in character, tendency, belief, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPPOSITE


apposite
ˈæpəzɪt
closet
ˈklɒzɪt
composite
ˈkɒmpəzɪt
decomposite
diːˈkɒmpəzɪt
deposit
dɪˈpɒzɪt
exit
ˈɛɡzɪt
exquisite
ɪkˈskwɪzɪt
howzit
ˈhaʊzɪt
inapposite
ɪnˈæpəzɪt
incomposite
ɪnˈkɒmpəzɪt
isit
ˈɪzɪt
perquisite
ˈpɜːkwɪzɪt
posit
ˈpɒzɪt
prerequisite
priːˈrɛkwɪzɪt
requisite
ˈrɛkwɪzɪt
revisit
riːˈvɪzɪt
roset
ˈrɒzɪt
safety-deposit
ˈseɪftɪdɪˌpɒzɪt
visit
ˈvɪzɪt
zit
zɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPPOSITE

oppose
opposed
opposed-cylinder
opposeless
opposer
opposing
opposingly
opposite number
opposite prompt
opposite sex
opposite to
oppositely
oppositeness
opposition
Opposition benches
opposition hold
oppositional
oppositionist
oppositionless
oppositive

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPPOSITE

amosite
anorthosite
construction site
epidosite
fansite
heritage site
homesite
internet site
jarosite
microsite
off-site
on-site
parasite
rhodochrosite
site
social networking site
spilosite
subsite
visite
website

Synonyms and antonyms of opposite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OPPOSITE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «opposite» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of opposite

Translation of «opposite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPPOSITE

Find out the translation of opposite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of opposite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «opposite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

对面的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de enfrente
570 millions of speakers

English

opposite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विपरीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُضَادٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

противоположный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oposto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিপরীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opposé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bertentangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gegenüberliegend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

向かい側の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

반대쪽의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngelawan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngược nhau
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उलट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karşısında
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

opposto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przeciwległy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

протилежний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

opus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντίθετος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teenoorgestelde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

motsatt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

motsatt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of opposite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPPOSITE»

The term «opposite» is very widely used and occupies the 6.330 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPPOSITE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «opposite» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «opposite» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about opposite

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10 QUOTES WITH «OPPOSITE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word opposite.
1
Marc Almond
I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.
2
Eric Andre
Hannibal Burress is my polar opposite in energy. I can be crazy, and he grounds the 'Eric Andre Show.'
3
Dido Armstrong
The older you get, the more you realize you're drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can't blame anybody for it.
4
Murray Bartlett
No person and no character is beyond redemption, ultimately. That's the great thing about playing a character that has kind of a dark side; there's room to explore the opposite.
5
Warren Bennis
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
6
Alex Breckenridge
I'm always looking for a chance to play somebody who's completely opposite of me, just because I find it more interesting.
7
Jon Brion
When I was younger, I looked at getting older as this process of getting less interested in things and becoming colder, and of finding less joy in the mystery of things. And I've found the exact opposite to be true. I find that I'm getting warmer, and that I'm more mystified by human interactions.
8
Alton Brown
I found that if I offered to cook for a girl, my odds improved radically over simply asking a girl out. Through my efforts to attract the opposite sex, I found that not only did cooking work, but that it was actually fun.
9
Anthony Burgess
Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.
10
Leo Buscaglia
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPPOSITE»

Discover the use of opposite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to opposite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
Gives advice for how to achieve success, advocating risk-taking and entrepreneurial thinking by presenting examples of people who made unique decisions that paid off.
Paul Arden, 2006
2
Mr. and Mrs. Opposite
A rhyming discussion of Mr. and Mrs. Opposite and their opposite personalities.
Sylvia Root Tester, 1977
3
What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite
This book reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs.
David Disalvo, 2011
4
Exactly the Opposite
Brilliant photographs present a world of possible opposites. "Beautiful, elegantly composed, nourishing to eye and mind."--Kirkus Reviews. "Another winner from an artist with a seemingly unlimited imagination."--Horn Book.
Tana Hoban, 2008
5
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
The Opposite of Loneliness is an assem­blage of Marina’s essays and stories that, like The Last Lecture, articulates the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to ...
Marina Keegan, 2014
6
The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound ...
Amy Tan, 2003
7
The Opposite Mirrors: An Essay on the Conventionalist Theory ...
The book is written for legal theorists as well as for political and social philosophers, and theoretically oriented social scientists.
E. Lagerspetz, 1995
8
The Opposite of Me
They're completely fictional, although my parents read The Opposite of Me and expressed suspicion about a few similarities (My parents adore Ikea's low-priced breakfasts, lingonberries and all.) I love books that make me laugh, so I wanted ...
SARAH PEKKANEN, 2011
9
Men, Women and Relationships: Making Peace with the Opposite Sex
This enormously helpful book not only enables you to recognize the differences between you and your loved one but also leads you toward an acceptance of those differences, thereby paving the way for a stronger relationship.
John Gray, 2002
10
Opposite Sides of the Bed: A Lively Guide to the Differences ...
John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, wrote the foreword and recommends Evatt's book in his seminars.
Cris Evatt, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPPOSITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term opposite is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Game of Thrones body double Rosie Mac is the opposite of …
When Rosie Mac is working she's a body double for Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones. But in her free time the 18-year-old is her own ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Stalls opposite Cooper hospital an eyesore, block entry to proposed …
"We would like to bring to your attention that there is a fruit juice centre, a medical store and a couple of other shops on the footpath opposite ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
3
The opposite of a self-help book
At last, a snappy pop philosophy book which offers to sort out absolutely none of your personal issues. If anything, it will make them worse. «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Opposite View: Four questions with Alicia Tolar of Dynamo Theory …
We sat down with Alicia Tolar of Dynamo Theory, SB Nation's Houston Dynamo blog, to talk about the Philadelphia Union's newest player ... «Brotherly Game, Jul 15»
5
'I Saw the Opposite of What I Expected:' A Young Visitor's Letter to …
Cassie Mattheis, one of the high school-age Lutherans who enlivened Detroit last week, now regrets pre-trip stereotypes about the site of her ... «Deadline Detroit, Jul 15»
6
Who's been paired opposite Amitabh Bachchan in R Balki's next …
R Balki's next film really amused us. It has Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor playing the bickering married couple which definitely is a ... «Bollywood Life, Jul 15»
7
Mannara cast opposite Sunil
The actress this time would be paired opposite Sunil in a film titled 'Aggipulla' directed by debutant Vamsi Krishna. The film, which was ... «IndiaGlitz.com, Jul 15»
8
Deepika Padukone no longer opposite Hrithik Roshan?
There was huge buzz around Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone sharing screen space for the first time together. However, news now has ... «BizAsia, Jul 15»
9
Ingredient in PM pain relievers has opposite effect on some
Q: Products such as Benadryl and Tylenol PM that many people use to help them sleep have the opposite effect on me, causing me to be wide ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
Dez Bryant and Jason Pierre-Paul Go Opposite Directions
The franchise tag deadline has come and gone ,and while the salary cap rule has come under some scrutiny recently in the media it remains ... «Today's Pigskin, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Opposite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/opposite>. Aug 2019 ».
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