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Synonyms for enemy
ˈɛn ə mien·e·my

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Wiktionary

  1. enemynoun

    Synonyms:
    foe, nemesis, backfriend, adversary, unfriend

    Antonyms:
    friend, ally

  2. enemynoun

    Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.

    Synonyms:
    nemesis, unfriend, foe, adversary, backfriend

    Antonyms:
    ally, friend

  3. enemynoun

    A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.

    rally together against a common enemy.

    Synonyms:
    foe, adversary, nemesis, backfriend, unfriend

    Antonyms:
    friend, ally

  4. enemynoun

    An alliance of such forces.

    Synonyms:
    backfriend, foe, nemesis, unfriend, adversary

    Antonyms:
    friend, ally

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enemy

    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:
    adversary, antagonist, competitor, foe, opponent, rival

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enemynoun

    an opposing military force

    "the enemy attacked at dawn"

    Synonyms:
    opposition, foe, foeman

  2. enemy, foe, foeman, oppositionnoun

    an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

    "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

    Synonyms:
    resistance, foeman, foe, oppositeness, opposite, confrontation, opposition, opponent

  3. enemynoun

    any hostile group of people

    "he viewed lawyers as the real enemy"

    Synonyms:
    opposition, foe, foeman

  4. foe, enemynoun

    a personal enemy

    "they had been political foes for years"

    Synonyms:
    opposition, foeman, foe

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enemynoun

    Synonyms:
    foe, adversary

  2. enemynoun

    Synonyms:
    opponent, antagonist

  3. enemynoun

    Synonyms:
    DEVIL, satan, arch-fiend

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. enemynoun

    Synonyms:
    foe, adversary, opponent, antagonist, rival, hostile

    Associated words:
    hostile, hostility, feud, enmity, inimical, antagonism

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "enemy":

    enemies, foe, adversary, hostile, hater, n.v.a., opponent, nemesis, foes, bogey

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How to use enemy in a sentence?

  1. Mohammad Ali Jafari:

    We are hopeful that this plan expressed by our president will be implemented if needed, we will make the enemy understand that either all can use the Strait of Hormuz or no one.

  2. Meedya Raqqa:

    I lost a lot of friends in this war and I resist to avenge their death, no matter the destruction in Kobani, it can be built again -- the important thing is to destroy this strange enemy that entered our land.

  3. Guillermo Lasso:

    In the streets of Ecuador there is only one enemy : drug trafficking, when drug trafficking grows so do assassinations and homicides, robberies of homes, vehicles, goods and people.

  4. Kwon Jong Gun:

    Given that the military exercise clearly puts us as an enemy in its concept, they should think that an inter-Korean contact itself will be difficult to be made unless they put an end to such a military exercise or before they make a plausible excuse or an explanation in a sincere manner.

  5. The Republican Party Ryan:

    I don't think of him as an enemy. I think ideologues, partisans on both sides, think of each other as enemies. Our enemies are the people who plant roadside bombs against our soldiers, or shoot up our boardrooms and community college. That's our enemy. I just think that he is just a dogmatic ideologue who very much believes in what he is doing and is pretty much opposite of what we believe.


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