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OPPOSING

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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]

Meaning:

Characterized by active hostility

Synonyms:

opponent; opposing

Context example:

opponent (or opposing) armies

Similar:

hostile (characterized by enmity or ill will)


Sense 2opposing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In opposition to (a policy or attitude etc.)

Synonyms:

opposed; opposing

Context example:

an opposing vote

Similar:

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


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