Is there a good phrase or word that means the opposite of "coexist"?
The phrase I am using it in is similar to "these two ideas need not (be) __."
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Two things that can't happen at the same time.
"These two (noun)s need not _____"
Depends on the context but in many instances the opposite of coexistence is persecution.
"disparate" comes to mind. Fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar:
"diametrically opposed" also comes to mind.
how about "at odds?" or "Immiscible".
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