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opposite

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈɑp·ə·zɪt, -sɪt/ us  

opposite adjective [not gradable] (DIFFERENT)

completely different: We turned and walked in the opposite direction. People often believe the exact opposite of what you tell them. His efforts to intimidate his enemies produced just the opposite effect (= made them braver).

opposite

preposition, adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /ˈɑp·ə·zɪt, -sɪt/ us  

opposite preposition, adjective, adverb [not gradable] (FACING)

being in a position on the other side; facing: The two settlements are on opposite sides of the river. We’re in the building opposite the gas station. She asked the man sitting opposite if she could borrow his newspaper.
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