opposite noun

ADJ. complete, direct, exact, precise, very | polar

OPPOSITE + VERB be the case, be true The oboe tends to lose power in the upper register, but with the clarinet the opposite is the case.

PREP. the ~ of/to Doubt is not the opposite of faith?unbelief is. In temperament, she was the complete opposite to her sister.

PHRASES exactly/just/quite the opposite The effect was exactly the opposite to what he intended.