American English

Definition of opposite noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈɑpəsət//
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  •  a person or thing that is as different as possible from someone or something else Hot and cold are opposites. What is the opposite of heavy? I thought she would be small and blonde but she's the complete opposite. Exactly the opposite is true. “Is it better now?” “Quite the opposite, I'm afraid.”
  • Idioms
    opposites attract
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    used to say that people who are very different are often attracted to each other
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: opposite