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op·po·site

opposite

 
 
pronunciation:
a p siht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, preposition
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located at or on the sides across from each other; facing.
I moved my bed to the opposite side of the room.
synonyms:
facing
similar words:
on the contrary
definition 2: as different as possible.
He and his father always seem to have opposite opinions.
synonyms:
contrary
antonyms:
identical, same
similar words:
conflicting, contradictory, contrasting, other, reverse
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person or thing that is completely different from another.
My sister and I are opposites in looks, tastes, and interests.Up and down are opposites.
similar words:
contrary
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: across from; facing.
They are building their house opposite mine.
 
similar words:
across from
derivations: oppositely (adv.), oppositeness (n.)
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The word opposite contains the following parts:
op- Latin prefix that means towards; against; away
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The prefix op- is an assimilated form of ob- used before roots beginning with "p," such as "pos." See ob-.
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-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.