What is opposition?

  • (noun): The action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with.
    Example: "Despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
    Synonyms: resistance
    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 ... Douglas-Home won the 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 sympathised with ...
New Zealand National Front - Policies
... 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" The State acquisition of the Reserve Bank Strengthening of ...
Opposition - In Music
... The Opposition, a London post-punk band. ...
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) ...
István Tisza - "Election By Handkerchief" and Electoral Defeat, 1905
... the House of Parliament 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" ...

More definitions of "opposition":

  • (noun): The relation between opposed entities.
    Synonyms: oppositeness
  • (noun): An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force).
    Synonyms: enemy, foe, foeman
  • (noun): The act of opposing groups confronting each other.
    Example: "The invaders encountered stiff opposition"
    Synonyms: confrontation
  • (noun): A contestant that you are matched against.
    Synonyms: opponent, opposite
  • (noun): A body of people united in opposing something.
  • (noun): A political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected.
    Example: "Her Majesty's loyal opposition"
  • (noun): A direction opposite to another.

Famous quotes containing the word opposition:

    One may disavow and disclaim vices that surprise us, and whereto our passions transport us; but those which by long habits are rooted in a strong and ... powerful will are not subject to contradiction. Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Women will not advance except by joining together in cooperative action.... Unlike other groups, women do not need to set affiliation and strength in opposition one against the other. We can readily integrate the two, search for more and better ways to use affiliation to enhance strength—and strength to enhance affiliation.
    Jean Baker Miller (20th century)

    The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)