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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enemy, foe, foeman, opposition(noun)

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

    "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

    Synonyms:
    immediate constituent

  2. foe, enemy(noun)

    a personal enemy

    "they had been political foes for years"

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foe(n.)

    Synonyms:
    enemy, adversary, opponent, antagonist, FOEMAN

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foe(n)

    Synonyms:
    antagonist, enemy, adversary, opponent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "foe":

    enemy, enemies, adversary, opponent

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How to use foe in a sentence?

  1. William Blake:

    I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe I told it not, my wrath did grow.

  2. John F. Kennedy:

    Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.

  3. State John Kerry:

    That he was murdered after his father's plea for compassion reminds all the world that this foe has no agenda other than to kill and destroy, and places no value on life, including that of fellow Muslims.

  4. Ronna McDaniel:

    The President doesn't underestimate Russia in any way, shape or form, the President knows exactly what type of foe they are, but The President will continue to work with them on the issues where we do have national security interests combined.

  5. Stella Benson:

    Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.

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