Textual thesaurus for "opposition"

(noun) resistance

the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens; despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead

(noun) confrontation

the act of hostile groups opposing each other

the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions; the invaders encountered stiff opposition

(noun) Opposition

the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected

Her Majesty's loyal opposition

(noun) enemy, foe, foeman

an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies

(noun) opponent, opposite

a contestant that you are matched against

(noun) oppositeness

the relation between opposed entities