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Pronunciation: [ˌɒpəzˈɪʃənz] (IPA)

Oppositions can be defined as a resistance or a contradiction to something that someone else believes in. There are several synonyms for oppositions, including resistance, dissent, opposition, hostility, animosity, and enmity. Resistance can be the passive form of opposition, and it can mean to remain unyielding against a particular ideology or belief. Dissent implies more active opposition, and it can mean to openly challenge and disagree with someone else's viewpoint. Hostility, animosity, and enmity are even more extreme forms of opposition, indicating a deep-seated dislike or even hatred of a particular idea or person. Regardless of the form, oppositions can play a vital role in the exchange of diverse ideas and strengthening our ability to think critically.

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Usage examples for Oppositions

As discussion proceeded, however, the complexity and difficulty of its proposals, and the number of oppositions which they provoked, became so apparent that it was not in human nature for politicians at such a crisis to forgo the opportunity.
"John Redmond's Last Years"
Stephen Gwynn
I am convinced that a philosophy of pure experience, such as I conceive yours to be, can be made to work, and will reconcile many of the old inveterate oppositions of the schools.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II"
William James
Some oppositions of Mars are, however, much more favourable than others.
"The Story of the Heavens"
Robert Stawell Ball

Famous quotes with Oppositions

  • I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers.
    Dorothy Day
  • There are cynics who deny the existence of human gratitude. But it seems that I am no cynic. So convinced am I of the existence of gratitude that I see in it one of our strongest oppositions. There are millions of persons who receive favors that they forget: but gratitude does exist, and they've got to express it somewhere. They take it out by being grateful to science for all that science has done for them, a gratitude, which, according to their dull perceptions won't cost them anything. So there is economic indignation against anybody who is disagreeable to science. He is trying to rob the people of a cheap gratitude. I like a bargain as well as does anybody else, but I can't save expenses by being grateful to Science, if for every scientist who has perhaps been of benefit to me, there have been many other scientists who have tried to strangle that possible benefit.
    Charles Fort
  • We are going through a crucial historical crisis in which each year poses more acutely the global problem of rationally mastering the new productive forces and creating a new civilization. Yet the international working-class movement, on which depends the prerequisite overthrow of the economic infrastructure of exploitation, has registered only a few partial local successes. Capitalism has invented new forms of struggle (state intervention in the economy, expansion of the consumer sector, fascist governments) while camouflaging class oppositions through various reformist tactics and exploiting the degenerations of working-class leaderships. In this way it has succeeded in maintaining the old social relations in the great majority of the highly industrialized countries, thereby depriving a socialist society of its indispensable material base. In contrast, the underdeveloped or colonized countries, which over the last decade have engaged in the most direct and massive battles against imperialism, have begun to win some very significant victories. These victories are aggravating the contradictions of the capitalist economy and (particularly in the case of the Chinese revolution) could be a contributing factor toward a renewal of the whole revolutionary movement. Such a renewal cannot limit itself to reforms within the capitalist or anticapitalist countries, but must develop conflicts posing the question of power everywhere.
    Guy Debord
  • Every poem that works is like a metaphor of the whole mind writing, the solution of all the oppositions and imbalances going on at that time.
    Ted Hughes

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