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opposite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (antonym)contrario nm
 What is the opposite of "full"?
 Qual è il contrario di "pieno"?
opposite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (situated face to face)opposto agg
 The goals were at opposite ends of the field.
 Le reti erano alle estremità opposte del campo.
opposite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (situated face to face)di fronte avv
 He started to get nervous when she sat opposite him on the train.
 Ha iniziato a innervosirsi quando lei si è seduta di fronte a lui sul treno.
opposite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (on the other side)di fronte avv
 She saw a shadowy figure in the window of the building opposite.
 Vide un'ombra furtiva nella finestra del palazzo di fronte.
 
Additional Translations
opposite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (contrary)contrario agg
 Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
 Ogni azione ha una reazione uguale e contraria.
opposite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (contrary)  (cosa contraria)opposto nm
 Whatever he wants to do, she does the opposite.
 Qualunque cosa lui voglia fare, lei fa il contrario.
opposite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (people: completely different)  (persone opposte)opposto nm
 Those two don't like each other because they are complete opposites.
 Quei due non si piacciono perché sono esattamente due opposti.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
be opposite essere di fronte
diametrically opposite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (at opposite corners)diametralmente opposto agg
 I bagni sono dall'altra parte del salone espositivo, diametralmente opposti all'ingresso principale.
diametrically opposite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." literal (situated at opposite corners)diametralmente opposto agg
 The ticket booth and the diametrically opposite exit were the only two ways in or out of the large circular tent.
 Il botteghino e l'uscita diametralmente opposta erano gli unici due accessi del tendone del circo.
diametrically opposite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (opinion, etc.: directly opposed)diametralmente opposto agg
 Over time, the majority of politicians have moved to one or the other of diametrically opposite views on abortion.
 Come puoi dare ragione a entrambi gli avversari politici? Non vedi che sostengono idee diametralmente opposte?
direct opposite of esattamente di fronte
just opposite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (immediately across)proprio di fronte avv
 Carry straight on until you get to the Cathedral : the Post Office is just opposite.
 Vai dritto finché arrivi alla cattedrale, l'ufficio postale è proprio di fronte.
just the opposite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (on the contrary)tutto il contrario
just the opposite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (completely unalike)esattamente l'opposto
opposite direction nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (other way, contrary direction)nella direzione opposta, dalla parte opposta, dall'altra parte avv
 You're going the wrong way. Your house is in the opposite direction.
 Stai andando nella direzione sbagliata. La tua casa è dall'altra parte.
  direzione opposta, parte opposta nf
opposite end nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (furthest part: of a room, etc.)estremità opposta nf
opposite end nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (other extreme)estremo opposto nm
opposite numbers numeri opposti
opposite of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (word, concept: antonym of)opposto di nm
 Concerning politics, Joe's opinions were always the opposite of Mary's.
 Up is the opposite of down.
 In politica, le opinioni di Gianni sono sempre l'opposto di quelle di Maria.
  contrario di nm
 Sopra è il contrario di "sotto".
opposite poles nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." literal (two ends of a magnet)poli opposti nmpl
 Magnets with like poles repel, while opposite poles attract.
 Magneti con polarità uguali si respingono, mentre poli opposti si attraggono.
  polarità opposte nfpl
opposite poles nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative (dissimilar people)  (figurato)antipodi nmpl
 Those two people are on opposite poles from each other.
opposite poles nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative (opposing points of view)opinioni diametralmente opposte nfpl
 Non so come arriveranno a un accordo, visto che hanno opinioni diametralmente opposte.
opposite sex nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (man if woman; woman if man)sesso opposto nm
opposite side il lato opposto
opposite to preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (word, concept: antonym of)contrario di, opposto di nm
Nota: Many consider this bad grammar. Can be used in this sentence interchangably with "opposite from" and "opposite."
 Up is opposite to down.
 Bianco è il contrario di nero.
opposite to preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (antithesis of)il contrario di
polar opposite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] directly opposed)polo opposto, opposto, antipode nm
the opposite extreme l'estremo opposto nm
the polar opposite l'estremo opposto nm
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