What is opposition?

  • (noun): A political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected.
    Example: "Her Majesty's loyal opposition"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Alec Douglas-Home - Life and Career - Opposition, 1964–70
... As Leader of the Opposition, Douglas-Home persuaded Macleod and Powell to rejoin the Conservative front bench ... approval of left-wing Labour MPs such as Wedgwood Benn for his unwavering opposition to the rebel government, and for ignoring those on the right wing of the Conservative party who ...
2006 Delhi Sealing Drive - Opposition - Improper Conduct Allegations Against CJI Y.K. Sabharwal
... In a newspaper rebuttal, Justice Sabharwal addressed some other allegations, but failed to explain why he did not recuse himself from a case where his own sons may be said to have a direct interest ... In September 2007, four Mid-Day journalists were sentenced to four months imprisonment by the Delhi High Court for contempt of court (making such allegations about an ex-judge) ...
New Zealand National Front - Policies
... New Zealand as being part of an Asian economic bloc, or "New World Order" and opposition to any and all forms of foreign ownership and control ... Opposition to immigration and the repatriation of Asian, African and Middle Eastern immigrants The elimination of "Institutionalised Political Correctness ...
István Tisza - "Election By Handkerchief" and Electoral Defeat, 1905
... on 18 November 1904 to crush the obstruction of the opposition ... Széll and Gyula Andrássy left the Liberal Party and the opposition unified into the "Federal Opposition" ...
Opposition - In Music
... The Opposition, a London post-punk band. ...

More definitions of "opposition":

  • (noun): A direction opposite to another.
  • (noun): A body of people united in opposing something.
  • (noun): An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force).
    Synonyms: enemy, foe, foeman
  • (noun): The action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with.
    Example: "Despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
    Synonyms: resistance
  • (noun): The relation between opposed entities.
    Synonyms: oppositeness
  • (noun): A contestant that you are matched against.
    Synonyms: opponent, opposite
  • (noun): The act of opposing groups confronting each other.
    Example: "The invaders encountered stiff opposition"
    Synonyms: confrontation

Famous quotes containing the word opposition:

    To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death freely chosen, death at the right time, brightly and cheerfully accomplished amid children and witnesses: then a real farewell is still possible, as the one who is taking leave is still there; also a real estimate of what one has wished, drawing the sum of one’s life—all in opposition to the wretched and revolting comedy that Christianity has made of the hour of death.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    A man with your experience in affairs must have seen cause to appreciate the futility of opposition to the moral sentiment. However feeble the sufferer and however great the oppressor, it is in the nature of things that the blow should recoil upon the aggressor. For God is in the sentiment, and it cannot be withstood.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    At times it seems that the media have become the mainstream culture in children’s lives. Parents have become the alternative. Americans once expected parents to raise their children in accordance with the dominant cultural messages. Today they are expected to raise their children in opposition to it.
    Ellen Goodman (20th century)