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opposite

noun [C often singular]     /ˈɒp.ə.zɪt/ US  /ˈɑː.pə-/
B1 something or someone that is completely different from another person or thing: My father is a very calm person , but my mother is just the opposite. She's turned out to be the exact opposite of what everyone expected . The opposite of ' fast ' is ' slow '. People say opposites attract .Opposites Grammar:OppositenessMost common adjectives are members of a pair of opposites (antonyms):Grammar:Gradable opposites (antonyms)
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