Textual thesaurus for "opposite"

(adj) paired

of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem

opposite leaves

(adj) diametric, diametrical, polar

characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

in diametric contradiction to his claims; diametrical (or opposite) points of view; opposite meanings; extreme and indefensible polar positions

(adv) face-to-face

directly facing each other

the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table; lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street; they sat opposite at the table

(noun) antonym, opposite word

a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other

to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'

(noun) opponent, opposition

a contestant that you are matched against

(noun) contrary, reverse

a relation of direct opposition

we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

(noun) inverse

something inverted in sequence or character or effect

when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse