Synonyms for (noun) opposite

Synonyms: antonym, opposite, opposite word

Definition: a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other

Usage: to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'

Similar words: word

Definition: a unit of language that native speakers can identify

Usage: words are the blocks from which sentences are made; he hardly said ten words all morning


Synonyms: opponent, opposite, opposition

Definition: a contestant that you are matched against

Similar words: contestant

Definition: a person who participates in competitions


Synonyms: contrary, reverse, opposite

Definition: a relation of direct opposition

Usage: we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

Similar words: oppositeness, opposition

Definition: the relation between opposed entities


Synonyms: opposite, inverse

Definition: something inverted in sequence or character or effect

Usage: when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse

Similar words: oppositeness, opposition

Definition: the relation between opposed entities

Synonyms for (adjective) opposite

Synonyms: diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar

Definition: characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

Usage: in diametric contradiction to his claims; diametrical (or opposite) points of view; opposite meanings; extreme and indefensible polar positions

Similar words: different

Definition: unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

Usage: took different approaches to the problem; came to a different conclusion; different parts of the country; on different sides of the issue; this meeting was different from the earlier one


Synonyms: opposite

Definition: altogether different in nature or quality or significance

Usage: the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended; it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest- Charles Reade

Similar words: different

Definition: unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

Usage: took different approaches to the problem; came to a different conclusion; different parts of the country; on different sides of the issue; this meeting was different from the earlier one


Synonyms: opposite

Definition: the other one of a complementary pair

Usage: the opposite sex; the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors

Similar words: other

Definition: not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

Usage: today isn't any other day- the White Queen; the construction of highways and other public works; he asked for other employment; any other person would tell the truth; his other books are still in storage; then we looked at the other house; hearing was good in his other ear; the other sex; she lived on the other side of the street from me; went in the other direction


Synonyms: opposite

Definition: being directly across from each other; facing

Usage: 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

Similar words: other

Definition: not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

Usage: today isn't any other day- the White Queen; the construction of highways and other public works; he asked for other employment; any other person would tell the truth; his other books are still in storage; then we looked at the other house; hearing was good in his other ear; the other sex; she lived on the other side of the street from me; went in the other direction


Synonyms: opposite

Definition: moving or facing away from each other

Usage: looking in opposite directions; they went in opposite directions

Similar words: other

Definition: not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

Usage: today isn't any other day- the White Queen; the construction of highways and other public works; he asked for other employment; any other person would tell the truth; his other books are still in storage; then we looked at the other house; hearing was good in his other ear; the other sex; she lived on the other side of the street from me; went in the other direction