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opposite

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adjective
preposition
adverb
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noun
1 noun sth/sb totally differentmalairt fem2  c m uyou said you were serious but the opposite was true dúirt tú go raibh tú i ndáiríre ach a mhalairt a bhí fíorshe said the complete opposite yesterday a mhalairt ar fad a dúirt sí innésmall is the opposite of big beag an mhalairt ar mhórNóra has no interest in money but her sister is quite the opposite níl aon suim ag Nóra san airgead ach tá a mhilleadh sin ar a deirfiúr, níl aon suim ag Nóra san airgead ach ní hamhlaidh dá deirfiúrthose two brothers are complete opposites níl cosúlacht dá laghad ag an mbeirt deartháireacha sin le chéile
adjective
2 adjective facing os comhair  c m uthall  c m uhe shouted at me from the opposite bank scairt sé orm ón mbruach os mo chomhair, scairt sé orm ón mbruach thallthe opposite side of the world an taobh eile den domhan
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3 adjective reverse, contrarycontrártha adj3  c m ueile  c m uwalking in the opposite direction ag siúl an treo eile 4 adjective at other extreme a mhalairt ar fadat the opposite end of the spectrum ar an taobh eile den scéal 5 adjective opposed, differenthe holds the opposite view a mhalairt de dhearcadh atá aige, a athrach de dhearcadh atá aigeboth studies are interesting but they reach opposite conclusions tá an dá staidéar spéisiúil ach is tátail chontrártha atá le baint astu 6 adjective BOT of leaves on stemurchomhaireach adj1  c m uthe trees have opposite leaves tá duilleoga urchomhaireacha ar na crainn
preposition
7 preposition facingos comhair  c m uar d'aghaidh amachthe house directly opposite me an teach atá os mo chomhair amach opposite each other os comhair a chéile, ar aghaidh a chéile 8 preposition THEAT (in theatre etc) alongsidein éineacht le  c m uI enjoy working opposite Úna is maith liom bheith ag obair in éineacht le hÚnathe dancers were dancing opposite each other bhí na damhsóirí ag damhsa os comhair a chéile
adverb
9 adverb facingI looked at the man opposite d'fhéach mé ar an bhfear a bhí os mo chomhair amach, d'fhéach mé ar an bhfear a bhí ar m'aghaidh amachthey went into the pub opposite chuaigh siad isteach sa teach tábhairne a bhí os a gcomhair, chuaigh siad isteach sa teach tábhairne ar an taobh eile, chuaigh siad isteach sa teach tábhairne a bhí trasna uathu
phrases

opposites attract

1 of objects drawn to each otheraomann nithe neamhchosúla a chéiletarraingíonn rudaí neamhchosúla a chéile 2 of peopleis deas le searbh siúcra

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