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opposite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (facing, face to face)opposto agg
 The goals were at opposite ends of the field.
 Le reti erano alle estremità opposte del campo.
opposite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (contrary)contrario, opposto agg
 Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
 Ogni azione ha una reazione uguale e contraria.
opposite preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (facing)di fronte a prep
 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 loc avv
 She saw a shadowy figure in the window of the building opposite.
 Vide un'ombra furtiva nella finestra del palazzo di fronte.
the opposite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (contrary thing or action)il contrario, l'esatto contrario, l'opposto, l'esatto opposto nm
 Whatever he wants to do, she does the opposite.
 Qualunque cosa lui voglia fare, lei fa il contrario.
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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." (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." (at opposite corners)diametralmente opposto agg
 The entrance and the exit are at diametrically opposite corners of the building.
 L'entrata e l'uscita sono ad angoli diametralmente opposti dell'edificio.
diametrically opposite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (views: opposing)diametralmente opposto agg
 My brother and I have diametrically opposite political views.
 Io e mio fratello abbiamo idee politiche diametralmente opposte.
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)proprio il contrario, proprio l'opposto, esattamente l'opposto
 You did just the opposite of what I advised.
 Hai fatto proprio il contrario di quello che avevo suggerito io.
just the opposite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (completely unalike)tutto il contrario
 She is just the opposite of her sister.
 È tutto il contrario di sua sorella.
opposite direction nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (other way, contrary direction)direzione opposta, parte opposta nf
 You're going the wrong way. Your house is in the opposite direction.
  nella direzione opposta, dalla parte opposta, dall'altra parte avv
 Stai andando nella direzione sbagliata. La tua casa è dall'altra parte.
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
 Libertarianism and Communism are at opposite ends of the political spectrum.
 Libertarismo e Comunismo sono agli estremi opposti nello spettro politico.
opposite numbers numeri opposti
the opposite of n + prep (concept: contrary to, opposed to)contrario di nm
 Concerning politics, Joe's opinions were always the opposite of Mary's. Up is the opposite of down.
  "Sopra" è il contrario di "sotto".This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
  opposto di nm
 In politica, le opinioni di Gianni sono sempre l'opposto di quelle di Maria.
opposite poles nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (two ends of a magnet)poli opposti nmpl
  polarità opposte nfpl
 Magnets with like poles repel, while opposite poles attract.
 Magneti con polarità uguali si respingono, mentre poli opposti si attraggono.
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)altro sesso, sesso opposto nm
 John does not understand how to speak to the opposite sex.
 John non sa come parlare con l'altro sesso.
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
 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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