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Definition of opposed adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    opposed

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//əˈpoʊzd//
     
    [not usually before noun] opposed (to something)
     
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  1. 1 (of a person) disagreeing strongly with something and trying to stop it She remained bitterly opposed to the idea of moving to Tulsa. They are totally opposed to abortion.
  2. 2(of ideas, opinions, etc.) very different from something Our views are diametrically opposed on this issue.
  3. Idioms
    as opposed to
     
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    used to make a contrast between two things 200 attended, as opposed to 300 the previous year. This exercise develops suppleness as opposed to (= rather than) strength.
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