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Noun
Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument
“To appease the vocal opposition to the privatisation threat, the government tightened the provisions against extra billing and queue jumping.”
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A group of opponents, especially in sport, business, or politics
“In any event, it is not the coach's business to let the opposition know beforehand the team's weaknesses in any area.”
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A contrast or antithesis
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“Maori folklore focuses on oppositions between pairs, such as earth and sky, life and death, and male and female.”
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Protest, objection, disapproving pleading, or an act thereof
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The state of being intractable
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A dislike for someone or something
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Conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions
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A person who opposes, especially a member of an official opposition
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Complaint, criticism
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A refusal to conform to rules, laws or standards
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An abrupt or ungracious rejection of an offer, request, or friendly gesture
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The act or an instance of dissuading
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The act, or an expression, of criticism, censure or condemnation
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A state of uncertainty or indecisiveness
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A state of opposition to human progress or enlightenment
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The action of interfering or the process of being interfered with
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The absence or opposite of something actual or positive
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An outnumbered group
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Annoyance or resentment brought about by a perceived insult to or disregard for oneself
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The ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with
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Something that encumbers progress or movement
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An action such as prolonged speaking which obstructs progress in a legislative assembly in a way that does not technically contravene the required procedures
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The art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions
Adjective
Antigovernment or anarchist
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In opposition to official policy
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