Definition of oppositive in English:



  • Expressing opposition; contrasting.

    ‘the SDL and Labour had oppositive views on issues such as land’
    • ‘In most languages there are negative or oppositive verbs.’
    • ‘The same type of information should be determined for the oppositive party if possible.’
    • ‘The president met with foreign reporters as a nationwide general strike called by oppositive politicians and supported by business and labor went into its 12th day.’
    • ‘One gets the clear impression that popular discourse is struggling to affirm itself, to be louder and more effective in its oppositive force.’
    • ‘Critics of the state take the oppositive view that it is a deeply flawed institution.’
    opposite, opposed, opposing, oppositional, diametrically opposed, extreme, contrary, contradictory, antithetical, antagonistic, conflicting, counterbalancing
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