[ UK /ˌɒpəzˈɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɑpəˈzɪʃən/ ]
  1. the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected
    Her Majesty's loyal opposition
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How To Use Opposition In A Sentence

  • He had accused three opposition members of corrupt practices.
  • U.S. network CNN for what it called biased reports on political unrest and on the alleged assault and torture earlier this month of opposition leaders, including Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the main ANC Daily News Briefing
  • But the two teaching modes have changed from opposition to complementation instead of a simple conversion.
  • It also provides a condensed primer to some of the issues at stake in American avant-garde cinema, which, partly because of its historical opposition to the dictates of commercial mainstream moviemaking and partly because it resists commodification unlike, say, abstract painting, oppositional cinema doesn't rack up big sales at Sotheby's, has been relegated to the status of museum pieces and festival marginalia. NYT > Home Page
  • There's not much opposition to the scheme.
  • Most of the 12 who have been charged so far are current or former members of political parties currently in opposition. Times, Sunday Times
  • Political opposition is mounting, and there have been calls for demonstrations against the scheme. Times, Sunday Times
  • Finally after 15 minutes of perseverance the team scored -- not to the liking of the opposition, who had been defending excellently.
  • The assembled opposition members, journalists and tourism industry heavies were slack-jawed.
  • In addition, the opposition will be allowed to publish a daily newspaper with a circulation of 500,000.
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