Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Oppositional"

Synonyms of "Oppositional" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between oppositional and oppositionary ?
A: Oppositional: characterised by resistance or dissent
e.g. 'Nowadays, many people take an oppositional stance to animal testing'

Oppositionary means the same as oppositional but is much less common and recognised by fewer dictionaries.

They are modern words, normally used in relation to politics, rare in everyday speech.

Other questions about "Oppositional"

Q: The survey’s finding is indicated that the main oppositional party keeps ahead in the prospective election of presidency. Does this sound natural?
A: The survey’s findings indicate that the main oppositional party is constantly ahead in the prospective election for presidency.

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