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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foenoun

    Synonyms:
    enemy, adversary, opponent, antagonist, FOEMAN

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foenoun

    Synonyms:
    antagonist, enemy, adversary, opponent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "foe":

    enemy, enemies, adversary, opponent

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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

How to use foe in a sentence?

  1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.

  2. Edward Dahlberg:

    A strong foe is better than a weak friend.

  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. Ernest K. Gann, The Black Watch:

    If we slide into one of those rare moments of military honesty, we realize that the technical demands of modern warfare are so complex a considerable percentage of our material is bound to malfunction even before it is deployed against a foe. We no longer waste manpower by carrying the flag into battle. Instead we need battalions of electronic engineers to keep the terrible machinery grinding.

  5. Aristophenes:

    A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.


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