Synonyms for adversary

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-ver-ser-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæd vərˌsɛr i

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Définition of adversary

Origin :
  • mid-14c., aduersere, from Anglo-French adverser (13c.), Old French adversaire "adversary, opponent, enemy," or directly from Latin adversarius "opponent, adversary, rival," noun use of adjective meaning "opposite, hostile, contrary," literally "turned toward one," from adversus "turned against" (see adverse). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by wiðerbroca.
  • noun opponent
Example sentences :
  • They administer stinging rebukes that leave the adversary writhing.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Esther said, "The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman."
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • In Calendar's driver, however, he had an adversary of abilities by no means to be despised.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • He tried to imagine the combat, his own attitude, and the position of his adversary.
  • Extract from : « A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales » by Guy De Maupassant
  • Still however I will not shrink, I will not yield an inch to my adversary.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • They adversary, as thou mayest have conjectured, is in league with the powers of darkness.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • Aristide called his adversary "brother Judas," or "slave of Saint-Anthony."
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • If you do so, your adversary will lay the blame of his own confusion and perplexity on himself, and not on you.
  • Extract from : « Theaetetus » by Plato
  • But he is up in an instant and his adversary is down—backward, on his elbows.
  • Extract from : « Dr. Sevier » by George W. Cable
  • Then he was seized with remorse, and knelt beside his adversary and tried to revive him.
  • Extract from : « Where Angels Fear to Tread » by E. M. Forster

Antonyms for adversary

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