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1‘the proposal met with considerable opposition’
resistance, hostility, antagonism, antipathy, enmity, objection, dissent, criticism, defiance, non-compliance, obstruction, obstructiveness, counteraction
dislike, disapproval, demurral
2‘the home team made short work of the opposition’
opponents, opposing side, other side, other team, competition, competitors, opposers, rivals, adversaries, antagonists, enemies
3‘the opposition between the public and the private domains’
conflict, clash, difference, contrast, disparity, antithesis, polarity
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