adversary
[ ad-ver-ser-ee ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; Latinfrom Old French adversarie, from Latin adversarius ‘opposed, opponent’, from adversus
Synonyms
  • antagonist
  • attacker
  • competitor
  • enemy
  • foe
  • rival
Antonyms
  • ally
  • friend
  • assistant
  • backer
  • helper
  • supporter
Definition
one's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute
Example
Jonathan beat his longtime adversary in the final chess match.
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