at cross purposes


at cross purposes
Synonyms and related words:
adversative, adverse, adverse to, adversive, against, against the grain, against the tide, against the wind, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous, at cross-purposes with, at daggers, at daggers drawn, at enmity, at feud, at issue, at loggerheads, at odds, at outs, at square, at strife, at variance, at war, at war with, athwart, balancing, clashing, compensating, con, conflicting, confronting, contra, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious, contrariwise, contrary, contrasted, converse, counter, counter to, counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing, cranky, cross, dead against, differing, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, disharmonious, disproportionate, dissident, dissonant, divergent, eyeball to eyeball, eyeball-to-eyeball, grating, hostile, immiscible, in conflict with, in confrontation, in hostile array, in opposition, in opposition to, inaccordant, incompatible, inconsistent, inharmonious, inimical, inverse, jangling, jarring, negative, obverse, on the outs, opposed, opposed to, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, out of accord, out of whack, perverse, repugnant, reverse, squared off, uncongenial, unharmonious, up in arms, variant, versus, vis-a-vis, with crossed bayonets

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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