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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister(noun)

    someone who offers opposition

    Synonyms:
    obstructionist, opposer, obstructer, obstructor, opposite, antagonist, opposition, opponent, thwarter, resister

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adversary

    An enemy in private life is one who is moved by hostile feeling with active disposition to injure; but in military language all who fight on the opposite side are called enemies or collectively "the enemy," where no personal animosity may be implied; foe, which is rather a poetical and literary word, implies intensely hostile spirit and purpose. An antagonist is one who opposes and is opposed actively and with intensity of effort; an opponent, one in whom the attitude of resistance is the more prominent; a competitor, one who seeks the same object for which another is striving; antagonists in wrestling, competitors in business, opponents in debate may contend with no personal ill will; rivals in love, ambition, etc., rarely avoid inimical feeling. Adversary was formerly much used in the general sense of antagonist or opponent, but is now less common, and largely restricted to the hostile sense; an adversary is ordinarily one who not only opposes another in fact, but does so with hostile spirit, or perhaps out of pure malignity; as, the great Adversary. Compare synonyms for AMBITION.

    Synonyms:
    antagonist, competitor, enemy, foe, opponent, rival

    Antonyms:
    abettor, accessory, accomplice, ally, friend, helper, supporter

    Preposition:
    He was the enemy of my friend in the contest.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adversary

    Synonyms:
    antagonist, foe, enemy, rival, assailant

    Antonyms:
    accessory, abettor, alder, friend, helper, assistant, ally, accomplice

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adversary(n.)

    Synonyms:
    enemy, foe, antagonist, opponent, adverse party

  2. adversary(n.)

    Synonyms:
    DEVIL, satan

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. adversary(n)

    Synonyms:
    enemy, foe, antagonist, opponent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "adversary":

    opponent, enemy, foe, intruder, rival

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How to use adversary in a sentence?

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The ultimate courage is fighting a battle one knows they will lose; but they confront the adversary, to prevent them from winning.

  2. James Scott:

    Exfiltrated metadata from internet service providers and social media platforms can be plugged into big data analytics and once the right algorithm is applied, can allow an adversary surgically precise psychographic targeting of critical infrastructure executives with elevated privileges. Why is no one talking about this?

  3. Vice President Joe Biden:

    In thirty-six years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary — that the president does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them.

  4. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu:

    Since 2013 ... we have formed four divisions, nine brigades and 22 regiments, they include two missile brigades armed with Iskander missile complexes, which has allowed to boost fire power to destroy the potential adversary.

  5. Lionel Trilling:

    Any historian of the literature of the modern age will take virtually for granted the adversary intention, the actually subversive intention, that characterizes modern writing -- he will perceive its clear purpose of detaching the reader from the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes, of giving him a ground and a vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture that produces him.

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