Definitions for oppositeness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•po•siteˈɒp ə zɪt, -sɪt(adj.)

  1. situated or lying face to face with something else or each other, or placed in corresponding positions across an intervening line, space, etc.:

    at opposite ends of a room.

  2. contrary or radically different, as in nature, qualities, or significance; opposed:

    opposite sides in a controversy.

  3. being the other of two related or corresponding things:

    the opposite sex.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. Bot. situated on diametrically opposed sides of a stem, as leaves occurring in pairs at a node.

    Category: Botany

  5. adverse or inimical.

  6. (n.)a person or thing that is opposite or contrary.

  7. Ref: antonym

  8. (prep.)across from; facing:

    to sit opposite the fireplace.

  9. in a role parallel or complementary to.

  10. (adv.)on or to the opposite side:

    I was at one end and she sat opposite.

Origin of opposite:

1350–1400; < MF < L oppositus, ptp. of oppōnere to set against


Princeton's WordNet

  1. opposition, oppositeness(noun)

    the relation between opposed entities


  1. oppositeness(Noun)

    The state or condition of being opposite.


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