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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Opposite \Op"po*site\, n. 1. One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The opposites of this day's strife. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is opposed or contrary in character or meaning; as, sweetness and its opposite; up is the opposite of down. [1913 Webster +PJC] The virtuous man meets with more opposites and opponents than any other. --Landor. [1913 Webster] polar opposite that which is conspicuously different in most important respects. [PJC]