Definition of opposed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈpəʊzd//
    ; NAmE 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 abroad. 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. Extra examples His actions seemed directly opposed to the values of the company. The path he saw himself taking in his research seemed directly opposed to the ethos of the department. The two sets of values seemed mutually opposed. the party most openly opposed to military ruleIdioms  (formal) 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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