Translation of opposition in Spanish:

opposition

oposición, n.

Pronunciation /ˌɑpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n//ɒpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • 1

    (antagonism, resistance)
    oposición feminine
    the plan encountered no opposition nadie se opuso al plan
    • opposition to sth/sb oposición a algo/algn
    • Opposition to quotas is not the same thing as opposition to affirmative action.
    • For some, it appeared to breed a resistance or opposition to program authorities, which they later regretted.
    • The result comes on the same day objectors claimed there is virtually unanimous local opposition to further expansion at Stansted.
    • To appease the vocal opposition to the privatisation threat, the government tightened the provisions against extra billing and queue jumping.
    • We also must also educate ourselves about the importance of the constitution and opposition to those who threaten the rule of law.
    • And in one of his most peculiar lines of argument, he also blames a lack of opposition to his plans.
    • Critics have also accused him of race-based opposition to one portion of the Voting Rights Act.
    • There was a good turnout and on the day that I attended there seemed to be a general feeling of opposition to the planned route through Millans Park.
    • Your argument to justify your opposition to the peace talks is puerile.
    • But there has been far more opposition in Hornsea, which has become the hotbed of opposition to a council some in the town see as out of touch and arrogant.
    • The industry's opposition to the country-of-origin labeling is just one shocking thing they've done.
    • Public outrage at her conviction and execution have been credited with generating the first vocal opposition to the trials.
    • I understand their misgivings but I most strongly disapprove of their opposition to change.
    • This perception has caused resentment, antagonism, and opposition to the West.
    • True, such skepticism was in some quarters a mask for outright opposition to American military power in general.
    • This is why it has become not just opposition to a point of view, but opposition to an entire rhetorical technique.
    • A lot of what sounds like opposition to the war is more like opposition to losing the war.
    • The second conclusion we can draw is that Gray's opposition to the notion of historical moral progress poses no serious challenge to existential humanism.
    • Your argument seems to conflate opposition to the war with opposition to a ‘unilateral’ war.
    • But my criticisms were borne out of opposition to the policy and not a desire to see the Prime Minister step down.
  • 2

    • 2.1(rivals, competitors)

      Business competencia feminine
      Sport adversarios masculine
      we need to find out what the opposition is / are up to tenemos que averiguar qué está haciendo la competencia
      • Such a development inevitably comes up against the restraints of the profit system and meets with the opposition of big business.
      • He started cracking jokes, contrasting the flippancy of opposition politics with the weight of responsibility he had to bear.
      • Some opposition politicians and businessmen are also taking on the role of the fifth columnists.
      • It dispelled attempts to portray her as less concerned about the national interest than her opponents in the opposition parties and within her own party.
      • It was supported by the government, opposition, big businesses and trade unions.
      • Poe, the frontrunner for a faction of the divided political opposition, cornered 31 percent of the respondents.
      • Trust and betrayal became a central nexus in radical opposition politics and the stakes could be very high.
      • Not all the demonstrators belong to the parties who make up the opposition or support their politics.
      • The mere fact that politics in Namibia is not issue-orientated makes it difficult for the sustainability of opposition politics.
      • In any event, it is not the coach's business to let the opposition know beforehand the team's weaknesses in any area.
      • The second detractor is an absence of respect for your opponent or opposition within the discussion.
      • In these heady days of professionalism, enjoying your sport and respecting your opposition are all too rare.
      • In politics, opposition parties were eliminated, and a personality cult was built around the figure of Mussolini, Il Duce.
      • In November 1926, all rival political parties and opposition newspapers were banned in Italy.

    • 2.2Politics

      (spokesperson/benches) (before noun) de la oposición
      the opposition is / are divided on this issue la oposición está dividida al respecto
      • I do not think it goes against what the Leader of the Opposition said in any way.
      • The Opposition was aware that the Minister was interviewed this morning on the radio.
      • The Opposition is demanding that the government stop spinning the issue and clarify its position.
      • The Opposition has accused the Greens of going soft and voting with the Government.
      • The Opposition should think about the comments that he used in his report.
      • The Opposition believes his handling of this case has been a disgrace and is enough for his head to go.
      • The Opposition is not the only political force bringing its own pressure to bear.
      • The Opposition would not be doing its job if it were not raising these issues as being important.
      • The Opposition had sent the Bill back to the Commons four times in an unprecedentedly bitter conflict.
      • The Opposition did not have the opportunity to lodge a letter between Friday and now.
      • The Opposition must then have policies which, in the eyes of the electorate, are relevant to the day.
      • She alleged that the Opposition had not even explained the reason for its action.
      • The Opposition wants to see all the evidence and is demanding it be tabled for public scrutiny.
      • So already we do not have a majority in the Opposition for this particular form of legislation.
      • The Opposition will stoop to anything to show a point of difference, just for power.
      • The Opposition would say that that is retribution for all the wrong he has done.
      • The Opposition gets a certain number of questions in a day, and you keep a very strict tally on that.
      • The Opposition has been calling for a legislative response to rural crime for a long time.
      • That is a straightforward question that I would expect the Opposition to be able to ask.
      • The Opposition simply asks that people be allowed to keep more of what they earn.

  • 3

    (contrast)
    contraposición feminine
    • Our western predilection of talking in terms of binary oppositions finds an array of contrasts to play with in Wuthering Heights.
    • Deconstruction radically unsettled what were taken to be stable concepts and conceptual oppositions.
    • These two oppositions generate four basic strands of modern thought.
    • Set in a region of seascapes and vineyards, Penola is no stranger to interesting oppositions.
    • By including and blending the oppositions within her narration, de Pisan has created an engaging and lively epic of her hero, Joan of Arc.
    • Our personal lives are marked by these fractures, oppositions, and incoherences.
    • From this initial and highly problematic binary, Schultz deduces a series of categorical oppositions.
    • Among the ancients, she begins, the oppositions to rational truth were error, ignorance and, most of all, opinion.
    • Neither entirely human nor artificial, but a combination of the two, the cyborg problematizes all dualities and oppositions.
    • Likewise Tomu came to think of a film's plot in terms of a series of oppositions or conflicts.
    • As usual with such defining oppositions, there is also striking symmetry.
    • Cinema offers simultaneous affirmation and dissolution of the binary oppositions upon which our most fundamental notions of self and other are based.
    • In any case those same theologians had tried to deal with the problem of evil by making it necessary to the existence of good, in a world that actually ran on binary oppositions.
    • Basically one part of the theory said that we all see things differently, because of the binary oppositions to which we all give different meaning.
    • Maori folklore focuses on oppositions between pairs, such as earth and sky, life and death, and male and female.
    • Its characters are presented ambiguously and their conflicts are not structured in terms of clear-cut oppositions between good and evil.
    • But democracy doesn't quite make it into the binary oppositions involved in this fight.
    • Lee's book has made me retrace the binary oppositions that have shaped prior discussions of critical pedagogy.
    • These binary oppositions were natural to a medical world view that took for granted a Cartesian mind-body dualism.
    • Meadows is smart to avoid easy good guy/bad guy oppositions.
  • 4

    Astronomy
    oposición feminine
    • A study of your birth chart reveals an opposition between your natal moon in Sagittarius and Saturn in Gemini.
    • An eclipse occurs only if the Moon crosses the ecliptic when very close to either conjunction or opposition, respectively producing solar and lunar eclipses.
    • The other half of the Grand Cross is the opposition of Mars in Scorpio and Saturn in Taurus.
    • At opposition, a planet also comes closest to earth and shines at its brightest for the year.
    • A lack of self-approval is usually present when the Sun and Saturn are in opposition.