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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in disagreement with)
a. opuesto
I was surprised you voted that way, since you were originally so opposed to the plan.Me sorprendió que votaras así, ya que al principio eras totalmente opuesto al plan.
b. en contra
The citizens were opposed to the changes in the regime.Los ciudadanos estaban en contra de los cambios en el régimen.
c. oponerse (verb)
The party members were vehemently opposed to the idea of Juan as their new candidate.Los miembros del partido se opusieron vehementemente a la idea de Juan como su nuevo candidato.
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opposed [əˈpəʊzd]
1 (in disagreement)
to be opposed to sth oponerse a algo; estar en contra de algo; he is strongly opposed to the use of force se opone enérgicamente al uso de la fuerza; está totalmente en contra del uso de la fuerza
he is opposed to the government He was opposed to the development of nuclear weapons I am utterly opposed to any form of terrorism
they have diametrically opposed views on abortion tienen opiniones diametralmente opuestas sobre el aborto
the theory is diametrically opposed to socialism The political viewpoints of the two leaders are diametrically opposed
as opposed to (rather than) en vez de; (compared to) a diferencia de; why did you become a Republican, as opposed to a Democrat? ¿por qué te hiciste republicano, en vez de demócrata?; savings as opposed to investments los ahorros a diferencia de las inversiones
stick with dishes that have creamy sauces, as opposed to fruit-based sauces wholemeal bread, as opposed to white, is best Women choose to have their baby at home as opposed to a hospital we ate in the restaurant as opposed to the bistro I now have a European view of things as opposed to a purely British view There's a need for technical colleges as opposed to universities the attraction of the town then, as opposed to now savings [as] opposed to investments lenders now want 30 percent down (as opposed to 20 percent under the old standards) I was thinking about bathtubs as opposed to showers
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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