opposite; reverse

    • 白の反対は黒である
    • The opposite of“white”is“black.”
    • 姉は勤勉だが,私は全く反対だ
    • My sister is diligent and I am just the opposite.
    • 事実はまさに反対だ
    • Just the reverse [contrary] is true.
    • それとは反対のうわさを聞いた
    • I heard a rumor to the contrary.
    • 子供は靴を反対の足に履いていた
    • The child was wearing his shoes on the wrong feet.
    • 道路の反対側に渡った
    • I crossed to the other [opposite] side of the road.
    • 彼を投げ飛ばそうとしたが,反対にねじ伏せられた
    • I tried to throw him but got pinned (down) instead.
    • 見掛けとは反対に,心がやさしい
    • Appearances to the contrary, he is a kind-hearted man.