opposition

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form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) absolutism , authoritarianism , Caesarism , despotism , dictatorship , monocracy , one-man rule , shogunate , Stalinism , totalitarianism , tyranny
opposition to the flow of sound through a surface; acoustic resistance is the real component of acoustic impedance and acoustic reactance is the imaginary component acoustic impedance , acoustic reactance , acoustic resistance
someone who offers opposition adversary , antagonist , opponent , opposer , resister
conjunctive relation of units that expresses the opposition of their meanings adversative conjunction
opposition, of a feeling of adversative , antipathetic , averse , oppugnant
but as a word expressing opposition adversative , disjunctive
in opposition to against
opposition, hostility resulting in antagonism
former political party in the United States; founded in 1825 in opposition to Freemasonry in public affairs Anti-Masonic Party
doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment antiestablishmentarianism , antiestablishmentism
opposition or unlikeness antinomy , contradiction , discrepancy , disparity , incongruity
relation of opposition along a diameter antipodal , antipodal opposition , diametrical opposition
someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected antipope
(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II concerning Henry's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170) Becket , Saint Thomas a Becket , St. Thomas a Becket , Thomas a Becket
loud utterance; often in protest or opposition call , cry , outcry , shout , vociferation , yell
United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964) Carson , Rachel Carson , Rachel Louise Carson
state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests conflict
opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings conflict
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot) conflict
opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas contradiction
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