from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of an opposition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who opposes; especially a member of an official opposition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who belongs to the opposition party.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the opposition; one who belongs to the party opposing the existing administration or the party in power.
The oppositionist is a student of Biblical Theological College and has a right for determent.
But nimble-footed, brinkman-ship expert Manny got his wife Cynthia, now congresswoman after him of the family fiefdom, to play "oppositionist" and vote against Gloria.
Two of Obama's Democratic predecessors, Harry S. Truman and Bill Clinton, grappled with the question of whether to seek confrontation or compromise with an oppositionist Congress - and took different approaches.
He describes himself, perhaps fancifully, as a loyal oppositionist.
The only problem now is that I tend to be an oppositionist with nothing to quibble at here, but reading comments is entertaining anyway.
"For the first time in history, the Iranians are jealous of the Arabs," said a young oppositionist, who was active in the 2009 protests and has become exiled in the West, referring to the centuries-old arrogance the Persians have maintained over the Arabs.
The murder of her husband oppositionist former Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. widowed her in 1983.
"Ed is doing OK, but he still needs more policy differentiation without being stupidly oppositionist," says an ex-cabinet minister who detects too many Brownites-for-Miliband retreads in the leader's entourage.
Bucking his party's sullenly oppositionist temper, Corker has worked constructively with Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to offer sensible improvements to the Dodd bill.
What kind of position would you take to take between being loyal to the government, being critical, being an outright oppositionist if Camoron won?