[ UK /əpˈə‍ʊzɪŋ/ ]
[ US /əˈpoʊzɪŋ/ ]
  1. characterized by active hostility
    opponent (or opposing) armies
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How To Use opposing In A Sentence

  • The right back found himself in unfamiliar territory in the opposing penalty area after a swift exchange of passes that opened up Reading's defence. Times, Sunday Times
  • Their Scottish backsword is fitted with opposing side rings that offer a good deal of hand protection while keeping the hilt light and easy to wear.
  • More than 160,000 people signed a petition opposing his return. Times, Sunday Times
  • “Part of an adult faith, for example, is a commitment to the inviolability of human life from its first moment, radically opposing the principle of violence, precisely in the defense of the most defenseless of human creatures,” the pope said. Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:
  • And to what lengths will the opposing forces go to protect those interests? Times, Sunday Times
  • She was expelled from the party for opposing neo-liberalism and is one of the founders of a new socialist party in her country.
  • The water going down your plughole, the planets going around the sun, the electrons spinning around a nucleus, they all reflect the same dynamic tension between opposing forces.
  • Earlier this season he was lobbed by an opposing keeper which cost Leicester City all three points.
  • While this increase or decrease in many instances is a natural fight of nature against the intrusion of opposing elements into the body, it frequently assumes dimensions that are most unpleasant and seriously impair the health, such as catarrhal conditions, all of which are due to poor or degenerated cells of this tissue. Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration
  • There they gather short, or editor-shortened, letters in which correspondents with opposing views slug away at each other on a topic selected by the editor.
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