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- adj. Expressing contrariety.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being put in opposition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Opposing; contrasting or setting in opposition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. expressing antithesis or opposition
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Not surprisingly, it appears as if this legislation is doing the oppositive of what supporters said it would do.
According to Stevenson -- I do not say he is right, but I do quote his words as worth attention -- we are not damned so much for yielding to evil, as for not getting into our life its oppositive virtue; some content vital enough to cast out the evil, and to keep it out.
Neither was the duty so unpleasant to Thomas's oppositive nature, as it would have been to a man of easier temperament.
This would be the exact oppositive of the present system.
Erick Erickson, the editor of redstate.com. will begin working at CNN as a political commentaor oppositive John King on John King USA.
Not really wanna have a BF but I enjoy some company of the oppositive sex.
Not to brother printer p touch a nutbrown reallotment for an thermoplastic shiism and the pindolol of the dolt oppositive at the exarchate.