the literal is the opposite of the figurative.
Black is the opposite of white.
They sat opposite at the table.
directly opposite the church
the opinion opposite to mine
High is the opposite of low.
he's the diametrical opposite of Gabriel.
they sat opposite one another.
the direct opposite [contrary]
sit opposite each other
The effect of the medication was opposite to that intended.
Idealism is opposite to / from materialism.
North and south are opposite directions.
Matter is the opposite of mind.
The post office is opposite (to) the station.
We hold the opposite opinions.
These are the opposite sides of the parallelogram.
non-violence is the direct opposite of compulsion.