One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Distinguished from or in contrast with.‘an approach that is theoretical as opposed to practical’
in contrast with, as against, as contrasted with, as an alternative to, rather than, instead ofView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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