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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):See moreGrammar:Gradable opposites (antonyms)See more
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