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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:

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

How to pronounce opponent?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say opponent in sign language?

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How to use opponent in a sentence?

  1. John Sullivan:

    It's the adversaries of the United States who are going to be facing that formidable opponent across the table.

  2. Terrell Suggs:

    You’re naturally the villain when you go into an opponent’s stadium, anyway, you might as well not shy away from it. You might as well bask in it and enjoy it. I’m not supposed to be the opponent’s favorite player. You’re not supposed to like me. I don’t play for you. I represent Ravens Nation. I just enjoy it.

  3. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    I'm not going to trash talk the other opponents like some have. Instead I'm going to focus on what we have to offer, why we're the best candidate to take on the real opponent which is Hillary Clinton.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    We are going to pull together and stay together and stand up against those powerful forces. And I always get a little chuckle when I hear my opponent talking about doing it, well, I don't know where he was when I was trying to get health care in '93 and '94, standing up (against) the insurance companies, standing up against the drug companies.

  5. Korean Central News Agency:

    (Kim) said everyone should remember that it is the (ruling) partys core plan and unwavering determination to build a powerful force strong enough to discourage any forces from daring to provoke us and to leave any opponent defenseless against our Juche weapons of absolute power even in situations of physical clashes.


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