Definition of Opposite


  • something inverted in sequence or character or effect
    "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
  • a contestant that you are matched against
  • a relation of direct opposition
    "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  • a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
    "to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"
    - opposite word


  • characterized by opposite extremes
    completely opposed
    "in diametric contradiction to his claims"
    "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"
    "opposite meanings"
    "extreme and indefensible polar positions"
  • altogether different in nature or quality or significance
    "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"
    "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade
  • the other one of a complementary pair
    "the opposite sex"
    "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
  • moving or facing away from each other
    "looking in opposite directions"
    "they went in opposite directions"
  • of leaves etc
    growing in pairs on either side of a stem
    "opposite leaves"
  • being directly across from each other
    "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"


  • directly facing each other
    "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"
    "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"
    "they sat opposite at the table"
    - face to face
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Opposite

  • Scrabble® score of the opposite (12)
  • Word Chums® score of the opposite (14)
  • Words With Friends® score of the opposite (14)

Unscramble opposite

156 unscramble word found using the letters opposite.

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