Opposite in a sentence as a noun

Or the opposite, that women are worse than men in founding startups that they need special treatment.

If water flows through the pipe in the opposite direction, the diameter of the pipe decreases, thus slowing down the flow of water.

My opinion of those companies is so poor at this point that my knee jerk reaction is to assume that whatever they want is the opposite of what's good for me.

Opposite in a sentence as an adjective

Instead of saying "I will look at my peers and copy them" you're saying "I will look at my peers and do the opposite" Both of these are just the same kind of herd thinking.

The comments haven't gotten more negative because we were all a bunch of fools initially, and now the real experts have arrived; rather the opposite.

Even the locals will not venture out in the evening unaccompanied by the opposite sex. Sexual violence and molestation is a daily affair.

Opposite in a sentence as an adverb

" So now we are at the opposite side--the NSA can target your emails and listen to your phone calls, despite the aforementioned clarification they cannot.

As a matter of fact, not only is the cultural perception of coding and math as more mechanistic in contrast with humanities and the "creative arts" wrong, the opposite is , in fact, the case.

" I mean, it's not like I haven't noticed the anti-Singaporean sentiments on HN lately - they don't surprise me, since a lot of HN folks are white middle/upper-middle class and lean libertarian[1], which is the exact opposite of Singapore.

Opposite definitions


a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other; "to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"

See also: antonym


a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

See also: reverse contrary


a contestant that you are matched against

See also: opposition opponent


something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

See also: inverse


being directly across from each other; facing; "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles"


of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"

See also: paired


moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"


the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"


altogether different in nature or quality or significance; "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade


characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"

See also: diametric diametrical polar


directly facing each other; "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table"

See also: face-to-face