Definition of as opposed to in English:

as opposed to

phrase

  • Distinguished from or in contrast with.

    ‘an approach that is theoretical as opposed to practical’
    • ‘In terms of this bill, it is important to think about what the bill is not, as opposed to what it is.’
    • ‘Why should they be here, together, as opposed to anywhere else on the mussel bed?’
    • ‘I now follow what is good medicine as opposed to what just makes people happier.’
    • ‘Sometimes such optimism leads you to see the world as you wish it were as opposed to how it really is.’
    • ‘He just gave us a diatribe on what there is now, as opposed to what there was in the past.’
    • ‘What do you see as the challenges on this circuit as opposed to most others?’
    • ‘Wenger thinks deeply about how to give his players what they need, as opposed to what they want.’
    • ‘The style now is more urban, more freestyle as opposed to obviously choreographed.’
    • ‘All that this assumes is that we have some grip on the idea of doing what is morally right, as opposed to what is wrong.’
    • ‘It is also a big help to be playing regularly every week as opposed to 12 times a season.’
    in contrast with, as against, as contrasted with, as an alternative to, rather than, instead of
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