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4 definitions found
 for Opposing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oppose \Op*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Opposed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Opposing.] [F. opposer. See Ob-, Pose, and cf.2d
     Appose, Puzzle, n. Cf.L. opponere, oppositum.]
     1. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to
        exhibit.
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              Her grace sat down . . .
              In a rich chair of state; opposing freely
              The beauty of her person to the people. --Shak.
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     2. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or
        countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
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              I may . . . oppose my single opinion to his.
                                                    --Locke.
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     3. To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by
        arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to
        resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to
        oppose a bill in Congress.
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     4. To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival
        for a prize.
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              I am . . . too weak
              To oppose your cunning.               --Shak.
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     Syn: To combat; withstand; contradict; deny; gainsay; oppugn;
          contravene; check; obstruct.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  opposed \opposed\ ([o^]p*p[=o]zd"), opposing \opposing\
     ([o^]p*p[=o]"z[i^]ng),adj.
     1. characterized by active opposition; as, two bitterly
        opposing schools of thought.
  
     Syn: antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, opponent.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. acting in opposition to; as, the opposing sector of the
        same muscle group.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  opposing
      adj 1: characterized by active hostility; "opponent (or
             opposing) armies" [syn: opponent, opposing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  213 Moby Thesaurus words for "opposing":
     abjuratory, abnegative, adversary, adversative, adverse, adversive,
     against, alien, alienated, allegory, analogy, antagonistic,
     anteposition, anti, antiestablishment, antipathetic, antipodal,
     antithesis, antithetic, antithetical, antonymous,
     at cross-purposes, at odds with, at variance with, balancing,
     breakaway, bucking, challenge, clashing, comparative anatomy,
     comparative degree, comparative grammar, comparative judgment,
     comparative linguistics, comparative literature,
     comparative method, compare, comparing, comparison, compensating,
     competitive, con, conflicting, confrontation, confronting,
     confrontment, contention, contradicting, contradiction,
     contradictory, contradistinct, contraposition, contrapositive,
     contrariety, contrarious, contrary, contrast, contrasted,
     contrasting, contrastiveness, contravention, contraversion,
     converse, correlation, counter, counter-culture, counteractant,
     counteracting, counteraction, counteractive, counterbalancing,
     counterpoised, countervailing, counterworking, cranky, cross,
     crosscurrent, crossing, crotchety, dead against, denial, denying,
     detrimental, differing, difficult, disaccordant, disaffirming,
     disagreeing, disallowing, disappointed, disapprobatory,
     disapproving, disavowing, disclaiming, discontented, discordant,
     discrepant, disenchanted, disgruntled, disillusioned, disowning,
     displeased, dissatisfied, dissentient, dissenting, dissident,
     distinction, distinctiveness, enemy, eyeball to eyeball,
     eyeball-to-eyeball, facing, fractious, fronting, hard, harmful,
     head wind, hostile, hostility, impugnation, impugnment,
     in opposition, incompatible, inconsistent, indignant, inimical,
     inverse, irreconcilable, likening, low, matching, metaphor,
     miserable, negation, negative, negatory, nonconforming,
     nonconformist, noncooperative, not easy, obstinate, obverse,
     opponent, opposed, opposite, opposition, oppositional, oppositive,
     opposure, oppugnant, oppugnation, overthwart, parallelism,
     perverse, polar, polar opposition, polaric, polarity, polarization,
     polarized, poor, posing against, proportion, reactionary,
     rebutment, rebuttal, recalcitrant, recanting, recusant, refractory,
     refusal, rejection, relation, renitent, renunciative, renunciatory,
     repudiative, repugnant, resistance, resistant, reverse, revocative,
     revocatory, revolutionary, rigorous, rival, sectarian, sectary,
     simile, similitude, sinister, squared off, standing against,
     stressful, traversal, trope of comparison, troublesome, troublous,
     trying, turned-off, unappreciative, unapproving, uncomplimentary,
     uncooperative, undercurrent, underground, unfavorable, unfriendly,
     unhappy, unpropitious, untoward, weighing, wretched
  
  

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