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

    Antonyms:
    ally, friend

  2. foe, enemy(noun)

    a personal enemy

    "they had been political foes for years"

    Synonyms:
    opposition, foeman, enemy

    Antonyms:
    ally, friend

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:

    enemy, enemies, adversary, opponent

How to pronounce foe?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say foe in sign language?

  1. foe

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3656resistance
#4784enemy
#5349opposition
#5425opposite
#8301enemies
#9071opponent
#11080rival
#12862competitor
#18823confrontation
#20381foe
#24833adversary
#27459antagonist
#306793foeman

How to use foe in a sentence?

  1. Omar Khayyam:

    To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.

  2. Oswald Chambers:

    We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God, not to us.

  3. 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.

  4. Aristophenes:

    A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

  5. Shelley:

    Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.


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