(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. antithesis, converse, opposite; misfortune, setback, comedown, defeat; tail, back (of coin), about-face, right-about. See opposition. —v. t. transpose, invert, evert, turn around; back; revoke, annul, set aside. See nullification.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. opposite, contrary, backward, mirror; see opposite 1 , reversed .
See Synonym Study at opposite . n.
1. [The opposite]
Syn. converse, other side, contrary; see opposite .
2. [A change from good fortune to bad]
Syn. vanquishment, catastrophe, setback, check; see defeat 2 , misfortune 1 , 2 .
1. [To turn]
Syn. go back, shift, invert; see turn 2 .
2. [To alter]
Syn. turn around, modify, convert; see change 1 .
3. [To annul]
Syn. nullify, invalidate, repeal; see cancel 2 .
4. [To exchange]
Syn. transpose, rearrange, shift; see exchange 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. opposite inverse, converse, counterpart, antithesis, other side of the coin, mirror image, back, rear, *flip side.
2. setback defeat, check, reversal, turnabout, misfortune, misadventure, mishap, disaster, catastrophe, contretemps.
ANT.: 1. front, obverse. 2. promotion, help, boon
1. go or turn backwards back, *flip-flop, revert, upend, turn over, overturn, invert, transpose, *turn inside out, backtrack, backpedal, *do an about-face.
2. change revoke, annul, repeal, withdraw, counter, overturn, rescind, recant, *change one's tune.
backward, opposite, inverse, converse, contrasting, contrary.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective Diametrically opposed: antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, antonymic, antonymous, contradictory, contrary, converse2, counter, diametric, diametrical, opposing, opposite, polar. See SUPPORT. II noun 1. That which is diametrically opposed to another: antipode, antipodes, antithesis, antonym, contrary, converse2, counter, opposite. Logic: contradictory, contrapositive. See SUPPORT. 2. A change from better to worse: backset, reversal, setback. See BETTER. III verb 1. To change to the opposite position, direction, or course: invert, transpose, turn (about, around, over, or round). See CHANGE. 2. To turn sharply around: about-face, double (back). See APPROACH. 3. To take back or remove: lift, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke. See CONTINUE, LAW, MAKE.

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