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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

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How to use opponent in a sentence?

  1. Ingo Gerlach:

    Each of the stags tried to force the opponent with their head turns into the knees.

  2. Vince Lombardi:

    Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.

  3. Dan Gainor:

    Obama started feuding with opposition press during the campaign, kicking off reporters from his campaign plane after their outlets endorsed his opponent. Obama then spent his whole presidency attacking media critics -- CNBC, Fox News and Drudge among them -- yet somehow the major media didn't mind.

  4. Maria Sharapova:

    I'm still a competitor no matter what, i'm going to do everything in order to go out and give it my best, and I think I did the best I could. Today it wasn't enough, because my opponent had a different gear than I did.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    Yes, I supported my husband's policies. My opponent, Sen. Sanders, voted for them, i did not have a position where I could express myself independently. He did.

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