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synonyms for adversary

  • antagonist
  • attacker
  • competitor
  • enemy
  • foe
  • rival
  • bandit
  • contestant
  • match
  • opposer
  • bad person
  • opposite number
  • oppugner
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antonyms for adversary

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  • ally
  • friend
  • assistant
  • backer
  • helper
  • helpmate
  • supporter
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How to use adversary in a sentence

While he stood, apparently quiescent, in the clutch of his adversary, he still held his hand on his sword.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
He kept his sword pointed at the eyes of his adversary; but he never rested for an instant.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
This time there was no interference, and Ney so severely wounded his adversary that he was unable to continue his profession.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
It always pains me to acknowledge that any man, even an adversary, has acted dishonourably.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
And thirdly he knew that his adversary would cheat if he could and that his adversary suspected him of fraudulent designs.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
It was then that Black Hood got one of those sudden inspirations which had made him the underworld's most capable adversary.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
In all disputes on liberty, one reasoner generally understands one thing, and his adversary another.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
But Nature's voice is far less often heard than that of her adversary, expediency.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Then after the declaration, either adversary may double, the leader having first option.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
If an adversary make a declaration, the dealer may claim a fresh deal or disregard the declaration.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ADVERSARY

  • adversary
  • bad person
  • bandit
  • competitor
  • contender
  • enemy
  • foe
  • match
  • opponent
  • opposer
  • opposite number
  • oppugnant
  • rival
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.