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 Dictionary entry overview: What does opposing mean? 

OPPOSING (adjective)
  The adjective OPPOSING has 2 senses:

1. characterized by active hostility
2. in opposition to (a policy or attitude etc.)

  Familiarity information: OPPOSING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OPPOSING (adjective)

Sense 1opposing [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by active hostility


opponent; opposing

Context example:

opponent (or opposing) armies


hostile (characterized by enmity or ill will)

Sense 2opposing [BACK TO TOP]


In opposition to (a policy or attitude etc.)


opposed; opposing

Context example:

an opposing vote


anti (not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.))

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