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opposed

adjective
     
op‧posed [not before noun]
1

be opposed to something

to disagree with something such as a plan or system:
Most of us are opposed to the death penalty.
2 two ideas that are opposed to each other are completely different from each other:
The principles of capitalism and socialism are diametrically opposed (=completely opposite).
3

as opposed to something

used to compare two things and show that they are different from each other:
Students discuss ideas, as opposed to just copying from books.

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