Synonyms for enemy
ˈɛn ə mien·e·my
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Wiktionary5.0 / 2 votes
Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.
A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.
rally together against a common enemy.
An alliance of such forces.
English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
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.
He was the enemy of my friend in the contest.
Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 2 votes
an opposing military force
"the enemy attacked at dawn"
enemy, foe, foeman, oppositionnoun
an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
"a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
any hostile group of people
"he viewed lawyers as the real enemy"
a personal enemy
"they had been political foes for years"
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes
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Assad is not our enemy. Neither is Russia our enemy, the radical Islamists who have been murdering Americans by the thousands since 9/11 are the enemy. The Trump administration condemned the Syrian attack Tuesday, calling The Trump administration.
The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
In order for us to do that we would have to release to you the exact number of tanks we believe the enemy has, the exact number of Humvees we believe the enemy has, we don't want our enemy to know how much we know about them.
The enemy of my friend is my enemy and the friend of my enemy is my enemy.
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