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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. foe

    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, enemy, opponent, rival

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

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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. 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, oppositeness, opposite, enemy, confrontation, opposition, opponent

    Antonyms:
    ally, friend

  2. foe, enemynoun

    a personal enemy

    "they had been political foes for years"

    Synonyms:
    opposition, foeman, enemy

    Antonyms:
    ally, friend

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. foenoun

    Synonyms:
    enemy, adversary, opponent, antagonist, FOEMAN

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  1. foenoun

    Synonyms:
    antagonist, enemy, adversary, opponent

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "foe":

    enemy, enemies, adversary, opponent

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How to use foe in a sentence?

  1. R Chamberlain:

    There is not half so much danger in the desperate sword of a known foe as in the smooth insinuations of a pretended friend.

  2. Donald Trump:

    We are demanding from foreign countries, friend and foe, fair and reciprocal trade. We have been very much taken advantage of as a country.

  3. Edward Dahlberg:

    A strong foe is better than a weak friend.

  4. Joe Biden:

    On the global stage, there's fear, confusion and doubt, they are friend and foe and uncertain alike are wondering what's happened. They see an American acting more like one of Putin's poodles than the leader of the free world.

  5. Paul Slovic:

    In the earliest days when we were evolving, there were plenty of dangers around, and those dangers were directly experienced, they were threats that we faced directly from threatening creatures or other tribes, it was all very direct and concrete. So these reactions based on feelings were very beneficial in helping us act quickly and to recognize friend from foe, it was us against them, like if you heard a sound in the bush that might be a dangerous animal, you didn't stop to reason about what was causing the sound -- was it really a dangerous animal ? -- you just accepted the fact that it sounded scary and you got out of there. You moved fast. So our survival depended on testing your emotions and behaving quickly, and acting according to those feelings.


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