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opposed    : [əp'ozd]
Oppose \Op*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Opposed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Opposing}.] [F. opposer. See {Ob-}, {Pose}, and cf.2d
{Appose}, {Puzzle}, n. Cf.L. opponere, oppositum.]
1. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to
exhibit.
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Her grace sat down . . .
In a rich chair of state; opposing freely
The beauty of her person to the people. --Shak.
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2. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or
countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
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I may . . . oppose my single opinion to his.
--Locke.
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3. To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by
arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to
resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to
oppose a bill in Congress.
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4. To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival
for a prize.
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I am . . . too weak
To oppose your cunning. --Shak.
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Syn: To combat; withstand; contradict; deny; gainsay; oppugn;
contravene; check; obstruct.
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opposed \opposed\ ([o^]p*p[=o]zd"), opposing \opposing\
([o^]p*p[=o]"z[i^]ng),adj.
1. characterized by active opposition; as, two bitterly
opposing schools of thought.

Syn: antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, opponent.
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2. acting in opposition to; as, the opposing sector of the
same muscle group.
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opposed
adj 1: being in opposition or having an opponent; "two bitterly
opposed schools of thought" [ant: {unopposed}]

124 Moby Thesaurus words for "opposed":
adversary, adversative, adverse, adversive, against, alien,
antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous,
at cross-purposes, at odds, at variance with, averse, balancing,
clashing, compensating, competitive, con, conflicting, confronting,
contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious,
contrary, contrary to, contrasted, contrasting, converse, counter,
counteractive, counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing,
cross, cursory, dead against, detrimental, differing, difficult,
disaccordant, disagreeing, disappointed, disapprobatory,
disapproving, discontented, discordant, discrepant, disenchanted,
disgruntled, disillusioned, disinclined, disobedient, displeased,
dissatisfied, dissentient, dissenting, enemy, eyeball to eyeball,
forced, fractious, hard, harmful, hostile, in conflict with,
in opposition, in opposition to, inconsistent, indignant,
indisposed, indocile, inimical, inverse, involuntary, low,
miserable, mutinous, negative, noncooperative, not easy, obstinate,
obverse, opponent, opposed to, opposing, opposite, opposite to,
oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, overthwart, perfunctory,
perverse, poor, recalcitrant, refractory, repugnant, resistant,
reverse, rigorous, rival, sinister, squared off, stressful, sulky,
sullen, troublesome, troublous, trying, turned-off, unappreciative,
unapproving, uncomplimentary, unconsenting, uncooperative,
unfavorable, unfriendly, unhappy, unpropitious, untoward,
unwilling, wretched




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