Definition of Opposing

1. Adjective. Characterized by active hostility. "Opponent (or opposing) armies"

Exact synonyms: Opponent
Similar to: Hostile
Derivative terms: Opponent, Oppose, Oppose, Oppose, Oppose, Oppose



Definition of Opposing

1. Adjective. That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of oppose) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Opposing

1. oppose [v] - See also: oppose

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opposing

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Literary usage of Opposing

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1. The Practice at Law, in Equity, and in Special Proceedings in All the Courts by William Wait (1874)
"opposing application. The application for a postponement may be opposed by counter-affidavits showing that the statements in the moving papers are untrue, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"In the Hutmacher Case, the testimony was allowed under "particular and exceptional circumstances" arising out of the conduct of opposing counsel whereby the ..."

3. Thomas Nast: His Period and His Pictures by Albert Bigelow Paine (1904)
"... CHAPTER XXXV VARIOUS ISSUES AND opposing POLICIES MAKING A FUSS The beginning of 1875 was marked by the passage of the Resumption Act ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Two of the bishops afterwards revoked their signatures, and Milner, who was one of those who had signed, took an active part in opposing the committee. ..."

5. Biographical Notices of Distinguished Men in New England: Statesmen by Alden Bradford (1842)
"He made himself conspicuous in opposing a fixed and stated salary for Governor Shute, ... He was distinguished chiefly for opposing the royal governors, ..."

6. Journal by Texas Legislature. Senate, Legislature, United States Congress. Senate, Texas State Library, Texas (1914)
"Texas, favoring Bank bill, and one from Bob Hart, Tex- arkana, Texas, opposing Bank bill. Senator Gibson presented a telegram from JS Williams, Taris, ..."

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