One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she and Alice sat opposite each other’
facing, face to face with, across from
informal eyeball to eyeball with
2‘the drawing on the opposite page’
3‘other authors have expressed opposite views’
conflicting, contrasting, incompatible, irreconcilable, inconsistent, antithetical, converse, contradictory, clashing, contrary, at variance, at odds, different, differing, divergent, dissimilar, unlike, unalike, disagreeing, opposed, opposing, poles apart, polar, obverse
same, identical, like
4‘opposite sides in a war’
rival, opposing, combatant, enemy, antagonistic
1‘forecasters expected it to be a year of recovery—in fact the opposite was true’
reverse, converse, antithesis, contrary, inverse, obverse, contradiction
the other extreme, the other side of the coin
informal flip side
rare antipode, antipodes
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