Acme vs Opposite - What's the difference?

acme | opposite |

As a proper noun acme

is a village in alberta, canada.

As an adjective opposite is

located directly across from something else, or from each other.

As a noun opposite is

something opposite or contrary to another.

As an adverb opposite is

in an opposite position.

As a preposition opposite is

facing, or across from.




(en noun)
  • The top or highest point; pinnacle; culmination.
  • * (rfdate), (Alexander Pope)
  • The very acme and pitch of life for epic poetry.
  • * (rfdate),
  • The moment when a certain power reaches the acme of its supremacy.
  • (medicine) The crisis or height of a disease.
  • Mature age; full bloom of life.
  • (Ben Jonson)


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    Alternative forms

    * (l) (archaic)


  • Located directly across from something else, or from each other.
  • She saw him walking on the opposite side of the road.
  • Facing in the other direction.
  • They were moving in opposite directions.
  • Of either of two complementary or mutually exclusive things.
  • He has a lot of success with the opposite sex.
  • Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.
  • * Dryden
  • Novels, by which the reader is misled into another sort of pieasure opposite to that which is designed in an epic poem.
  • * John Locke
  • Particles of speech have divers, and sometimes almost opposite , significations.

    Derived terms

    * opposite sex


    (en noun)
  • Something opposite or contrary to another.
  • An opponent.
  • An antonym.
  • "Up" is the opposite of "down".
  • (mathematics) An additive inverse.
  • Derived terms

    * opposites attract


  • In an opposite position.
  • I was on my seat and she stood opposite .


    (English prepositions)
  • Facing, or across from.
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  • *:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street.. He halted opposite the Privy Gardens, and, with his face turned skywards, listened until the sound of the Tower guns smote again on the ear and dispelled his doubts.
  • In a complementary role to.
  • :
  • See also

    * apposite


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