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Ambivalent vs. Opposite

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Ambivalentadjective

Simultaneously experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings, beliefs, or motivations.

Oppositeadjective

Located directly across from something else, or from each other.

‘She saw him walking on the opposite side of the road.’;

Ambivalentadjective

Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite.

‘He has an ambivalent relationship towards his parents.’;

Oppositeadjective

(botany) Of leaves and flowers, positioned directly across from each other on a stem.

Ambivalent

undecided as to whether or not to take a proposed course of action; having feelings both for and against the proposed action.

Oppositeadjective

Facing in the other direction.

‘They were moving in opposite directions.’;

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Ambivalentadjective

characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes;

‘she felt ambivalent about his proposal’; ‘an ambivalent position on rent control’;

Oppositeadjective

Of either of two complementary or mutually exclusive things.

‘He has a lot of success with the opposite sex.’;

Ambivalentadjective

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow;

‘was ambivalent about having children’;

Oppositeadjective

Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.

Ambivalentadjective

having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone

‘an ambivalent attitude to Europe’; ‘some loved her, some hated her, few were ambivalent about her’;

Oppositenoun

Something opposite or contrary to something else.

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Oppositenoun

An opponent.

Oppositenoun

An antonym.

‘"Up" is the opposite of "down".’;

Oppositenoun

(mathematics) An additive inverse.

Oppositeadverb

In an opposite position.

‘I was on my seat and she stood opposite.’;

Oppositepreposition

Facing, or across from.

‘He lives opposite the pub.’;

Oppositepreposition

In a complementary role to.

‘He played opposite Marilyn Monroe.’;

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Oppositepreposition

(television) On another channel at the same time.

‘The game show Just Men! aired opposite The Young and the Restless on CBS.’;

Oppositeadjective

Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; - often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange; the concert hall and the state theater stood opposite each other on the plaza.

Oppositeadjective

Situated on the other end of an imaginary line passing through or near the middle of an intervening space or object; - of one object with respect to another; as, the office is on the opposite side of town; - also used both to describe two objects with respect to each other; as, the stores were on opposite ends of the mall.

Oppositeadjective

Applied to the other of two things which are entirely different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme; antonyms have opposite meanings.

Oppositeadjective

Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.

‘Novels, by which the reader is misled into another sort of pleasure opposite to that which is designed in an epic poem.’; ‘Particles of speech have divers, and sometimes almost opposite, significations.’;

Oppositeadjective

Set over against each other, but separated by the whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node.

Oppositenoun

One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist.

‘The opposites of this day's strife.’;

Oppositenoun

That which is opposed or contrary in character or meaning; as, sweetness and its opposite; up is the opposite of down.

‘The virtuous man meets with more opposites and opponents than any other.’;

Oppositenoun

two words that express opposing concepts;

‘to him the opposite of gay was depressed’;

Oppositenoun

a relation of direct opposition;

‘we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true’;

Oppositenoun

a contestant that you are matched against

Oppositenoun

something inverted in sequence or character or effect;

‘when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse’;

Oppositeadjective

being directly across from each other; facing;

‘And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm’; ‘we lived on opposite sides of the street’; ‘at opposite poles’;

Oppositeadjective

of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem;

‘opposite leaves’;

Oppositeadjective

moving or facing away from each other;

‘looking in opposite directions’; ‘they went in opposite directions’;

Oppositeadjective

the other one of a complementary pair;

‘the opposite sex’; ‘the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors’;

Oppositeadjective

altogether different in nature or quality or significance;

‘the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended’; ‘it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest’;

Oppositeadjective

characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed;

‘in diametric contradiction to his claims’; ‘diametrical (or opposite) points of view’; ‘opposite meanings’; ‘extreme and indefensible polar positions’;

Oppositeadverb

directly facing each other;

‘the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table’; ‘lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street’; ‘they sat opposite at the table’;

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