Synonyms of opposing


1. oppose, argue, contend, debate, fence

usage: be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"

2. fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, contend, fight, struggle

usage: fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"

3. oppose, counterbalance, contrast, counterpoint

usage: contrast with equal weight or force

4. pit, oppose, match, play off, confront, face

usage: set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"

5. react, oppose, act, move

usage: act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"

6. oppose, controvert, contradict, refute, rebut

usage: be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"


1. opponent, opposing, hostile (vs. amicable)

usage: characterized by active hostility; "opponent (or opposing) armies"

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