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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishopposingop‧pos‧ing /əˈpəʊzɪŋ $ əˈpoʊ-/ adjective [only before noun]  1 FIGHT FOR OR AGAINST somethingopposing teams, groups, or forces are competing, arguing, or fighting against each other The opposing armies were preparing for war. The Socialist Party has split into two opposing camps.2 AGAINST/OPPOSEopposing ideas, opinions etc are completely different from each other Throughout the negotiations Hurst and Jevons took opposing views.
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opposingBrad was prepared to accept that opposing beliefs could be held equally strongly and passionately.John was also extremely fast and nimble, and he possessed a remarkable body-swerve which could prove most disconcerting to opposing defenders.a political group that split into two opposing factionsHow can the opposing minority be both free and subject to laws to which they have not consented?The airport had been seized by one revolutionary force and the communication centre by an opposing one.The Party seems to be unsure which of two opposing political philosophies to follow.It could be distinguished from an opposing process, which produces a non-material consciousness.Michigan's complex offense has kept opposing teams guessing.The slightly later and opposing tradition is that of the lexicographer as the objective observer and recorder of language.Russia and the U.S. have opposing views on arms sales to the region.Bobbie and Jo have opposing views on marriage.
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