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"1 the proposal met with considerable opposition
resistance, hostility, antagonism, antipathy, enmity, objection, dissent, criticism, defiance, non-compliance, obstruction, obstructiveness, counteraction;
dislike, disapproval, demurral
2 the home team made short work of the opposition
opponents, opposing side, other side, other team, competition, competitors, opposers, rivals, adversaries, antagonists, enemies
3 the opposition between the public and the private domains
conflict, clash, difference, contrast, disparity, antithesis, polarity"
" = hostility, resistance, resentment, disapproval, obstruction, animosity, aversion, antagonism, antipathy, obstructiveness, counteraction, contrariety • " Much of the opposition to this plan has come from the media." OPPOSITES:
opposites: agreement, approval, support, cooperation, collaboration, assent, responsiveness, concurrence
= opponent(s), competition, rival(s), enemy, competitor(s), other side, challenger(s), foe, contestant(s), antagonist(s) • " The team inflicted a crushing defeat on the opposition.""
Beyond that it's not hard to find a few more online thesauruses and enter variants like 'opposing' or synonyms like 'antagonists' or 'opponents' yourself, using the magic of cut and paste to compile your own list.