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Synonyms for opponent
əˈpoʊ nənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)

    a contestant that you are matched against

    Synonyms:
    foe, opposite, contrary, confrontation, enemy, opposer, resistance, foeman, antagonist, reverse, adversary, opposition, inverse, opposite word, antonym, resister, oppositeness

    Antonyms:
    amicable

  2. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister(adj)

    someone who offers opposition

    Synonyms:
    obstructionist, opposer, obstructer, obstructor, opposite, antagonist, adversary, opposition, thwarter, resister

    Antonyms:
    amicable

  3. opponent, opposing(adj)

    characterized by active hostility

    "opponent (or opposing) armies"

    Synonyms:
    opposing

    Antonyms:
    amicable

Wiktionary

  1. opponent(noun)

    Antonyms:
    advocate, proponent, supporter

  2. opponent(noun)

    Antonyms:
    proponent, advocate, supporter

  3. opponent(noun)

    Antonyms:
    advocate, supporter, proponent

  4. opponent(noun)

    Antonyms:
    supporter, proponent, advocate

  5. opponent(noun)

    Antonyms:
    advocate, supporter, proponent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. opponent

    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, foe, 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. opponent(n.)

    Synonyms:
    antagonist, adversary, rival, competitor, enemy, foe, adverse party

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. opponent(n)

    Synonyms:
    adversary, antagonist, rival, competitor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "opponent":

    adversary, objector, rival, enemy, opposition, opposer, foe, competitor

How to pronounce opponent?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
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How to say opponent in sign language?

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How to use opponent in a sentence?

  1. Maria Sharapova each:

    It's the last match of the season against an opponent I know really well, it is just going to come down to a little bit here or there.

  2. Donald Trump:

    DeSantis is working hard. A great Congressman and top student at Harvard Yale, Ron will be a record setting governor for Florida. Rick Scott gave Rick Scott tremendous foundations to further build on, rick Scott opponent runs one of the worst most corrupt cities in USA !

  3. Francis Maitland Balfour:

    The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.

  4. Oren Arnold:

    Christmas gift suggestions To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.

  5. Alexander Vindman:

    It was inappropriate, it was improper for the president to request - to demand - an investigation into a political opponent, especially (from) a foreign power where there is at best dubious belief that this would be a completely impartial investigation and that this would have significant implications if it became public knowledge.


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