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  • n. The state or condition of being opposite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being opposite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being opposite or adverse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the relation between opposed entities


opposite +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • Sometimes proof of the "oppositeness" even comes from right-wing sources not following the current right-wing playbook.

    Blogging from the Alley

  • "oppositeness" even comes from right-wing sources not following the current right-wing playbook.

    Blogging from the Alley

  • "She plays like a foreigner," he answered, pleased with the success and oppositeness of his evasion.


  • There can be a wonderful excitement and passion in oppositeness — admiring things you don't have or aren't.

    Opposites attract, but can it last?

  • Trust and thankfulness are delightful in their oppositeness to the natural bent of people.


  • BTW: A lot of solidly objective people have written about the oppositeness of what has been going on.

    Think Progress » Gore To Bush On Iraq: It’s Not About You

  • And they're so opposite, of course, some of them that as if their oppositeness and the conflict between them makes this cauldron a very turbulent cauldron, makes it bubble and seethe.

    CNN Transcript Oct 5, 2001

  • Where ideas of the opposite have come together, and lost their oppositeness.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • It is this curious oppositeness of direction between the order of causation as affirmed by physics, and the order of evidence as revealed by theory of knowledge, that causes the most serious perplexities in regard to the nature of physical reality.

    Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

  • We can think simultaneously of opposites (e.g. existence and nonexistence, round and angular), and these opposites must be simultaneously present in our consciousness, for otherwise we could not compare them, nor perceive and declare their oppositeness.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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