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

The meaning of "Opposite" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does How many of you have been the opposite mean?
A: So - you have learned
1) about the word Opposite!
and
2)what happens when there is a ton of extra hissing noises on an audio tape
that obscure
being able to hear the English words cleanly and correctly!
Q: What does "however, just the opposite is true for all languages that are not so closely related as to count almost as different dialects of a single tongue" mean?
A: It means:
"The opposite of this is true for closely related languages that are almost counted as different dialects"
Q: What does She’s the exact opposite of your first romantic attachment, your brilliant yet intimidating mother. mean?
A: "Yet" is used the same as "but" would be here, as a coordinating conjunction.
"○○ your brilliant but intimidating mother."
The mother is intimidating, but also brilliant.

Hope that helps.
Q: What does "opposite" in 246 mean?
A: Yes, exactly! Even if that's not the way it is in reality (sometimes an ad can take up two pages) that's the image you're supposed to get when you think of "opposite".

Example sentences using "Opposite"

Q: Please show me example sentences with What is the opposite of “ based on a true story”? fictional, fantasy or something else?.
A: It's a bit more blunt than saying "fictional", but yes
Q: Please show me example sentences with opposite.
A: I'm opposite of my mom
Q: Please show me example sentences with opposite.
A: Up is the opposite of down. Left is the opposite of right.
Q: Please show me example sentences with opposite.
A: The opposite of happy is sad.
He is very cheerful, while she is the complete opposite, being rather grumpy.
Q: Please show me example sentences with opposite .
A: We are on opposite teams.

You did the opposite of what I expected.

"Good" is the opposite of "bad."

Synonyms of "Opposite" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between He is heading the opposite way. and He is heading "in" the opposite way. and He is heading "to" the opposite way. ?
A: We don't say "to the opposite way/direction".
Q: What is the difference between As he saw me coming, he took off in the opposite direction. and When he saw me coming, he took off to the opposite direction. ?
A: “When he saw me coming” in this sentence makes me think that your arrival is the thing that caused him to go in the opposite direction. “As he saw me coming” makes me think that you coming was not the cause of his action. Instead, you coming and him leaving happened at the same time but not with one causing the other to happen
Q: What is the difference between opposite to and opposite of ?
A: I'm finding it difficult to think of examples that don't work with both. I think it may be safer to refer you to this page: http://sentence.yourdictionary.com/opposite
Q: What is the difference between across from and opposite ?
A: There isn't much of a difference and in most cases both will work. I can't at the moment think of an example where you would need to use specifiaclly one or the other
Q: What is the difference between opposite and against ?
A: The opposite is something like this, light is the opposite of dark
Or
Soft is the opposite of hard
Against is more like:
Sally was against Sam's opinion.
Or
Max was going against his mothers commands.

Translations of "Opposite"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? the opposite of pay (for instance, when you pay something in a restaurant, the waiter is ______ you)
A: I originally wrote "the waiter gets paid" but that's not the "opposite" so I deleted it haha.

You could say the waiter is charging you for your meal (but we wouldn't really say that).

I found this, maybe it's helpful to you :)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "the opposite of [think poorly of somebody]"
A: The opposite of "think poorly of somebody" is to "think highly of somebody".
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? what is the opposite word for lads?
A: Lasses. It's more popular in Northern England
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what's the opposite word of brilliant?
A: If you mean "bright and shiny" or "smart" kind of brilliant, then you could say "dull"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What is the opposite of "light" soup or a "light" diet?
A: I would say:
What's the opposite of a thin soup or a healthy diet?
What's the opposite of a thin broth or a strict diet?

It is common to talk about light foods, a light meal, heavy foods or a heavy meal.

Soup you would usually say it's thin or thick. You could also say it's very heavy, or very rich - if you meant that it has more calories, or it's more filling.

For diets, you might say that somebody is following a very strict diet, or a very healthy diet. (Of course, people disagree on what is actually healthy :) You probably would not describe a diet as light or heavy.

Other questions about "Opposite"

Q: What is the opposite expression for "low on one's list of priorities"?
A: We don't say "lowest priority" as often as we say "it's not my highest priority". It's a couple more words but it's a more common phrase.

We also say "it's my top priority" for something that is needing to get done.
Q: What's the opposite of
"It benefits your health"?
A: It is detrimental to your health.
Q: What is the opposite word of "limit(verb)"? and "permit(verb)"?
Is there anyone who knows a good online dictionary to look for antonyms?
A: I use dictionary.com; there's also Merriam-webster.
Q: What's the opposite of the verb "evolve ?"
For instance, which word would you fill in the underscore in the following sentence ?
Organs which play important roles in survival in a certain environment evolve, conversely those make little contribution ______ like eyes of animals living in the dark. Some of them are even blind because eyes are useless in the dark.
A: Maybe "become useless"?
Q: What's the opposite of "outgoing" or "gregarious" as to someone's personality, character or nature ?
A: No, It doesn't have a dangerous feeling. It's just maybe they really don't like being around people. Loner sounds like they don't have anyone they feel comfortable with and like being alone

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