1 characterized by active hostility; "opponent (or opposing) armies" [syn: opponent]
2 acting in opposition to; "the opposing sector of the same muscle group"
3 in opposition to (a policy or attitude etc.); "an opposing vote" [syn: opposed]
- Rhymes: -əʊzɪŋ
- present participle of oppose
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