opposite adjective (DIFFERENT)
B2 completely different:
- The two politicians have diametrically opposite points of view.
- Two of the president's chief advisors have staked out opposite positions on this issue.
- He held the opposite view to his brother.
- The witnesses gave opposite accounts of who caused the accident.
- The movie was supposed to be scary, but it had the opposite effect on him.
opposite adjective (FACING)
- "No, go that way, " I said, pointing in the opposite direction.
- These two men might be thought to represent the opposite poles of economic ideology.
- By the time we reached the opposite bank, the boat was sinking fast.
- Firmly secure the two uprights to opposite walls in the alcove and then slot the shelves in between them.
- They drove away in opposite directions.
They sat opposite each other.
act/play/star opposite sb
- We're in the very modern-looking building opposite the station.
- I live bang opposite the cinema.
- A thin, bearded man sat opposite me on the train.
- The woman seated opposite him refused to stop staring at him.
- The women sitting opposite us were gazing admiringly at baby Joe.
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oppositenoun [ C often singular ]uk /ˈɒp.ə.zɪt/ us /ˈɑː.pə.zɪt/
People say opposites attract.
- While claiming to promote positive images of women, advertisers are in fact doing the very opposite.
- She's very thoughtful - the direct opposite of her sister.
- No, I'm not tired. Rather the opposite in fact.
- What's the opposite of 'steep'?
- I don't dislike him - quite the opposite, actually.
- I asked the woman opposite if I could use her phone.
- I was on the metro this morning when for no apparent reason the man opposite suddenly screamed.
- I went to the bank opposite.
- The house opposite is owned by an Italian family.
- The ball ended up in the field opposite.