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fighters

[ fahy-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF fighters

Synonyms for fighters

  • assailant
  • boxer
  • champion
  • combatant
  • mercenary
  • militant
  • opponent
  • soldier
  • tanker
  • warlord
  • warrior
  • GI
  • aggressor
  • antagonist
  • battler
  • belligerent
  • brawler
  • bruiser
  • bully
  • competitor
  • contender
  • contestant
  • disputant
  • duelist
  • gladiator
  • heavy
  • pugilist
  • rival
  • scrapper
  • slugger
  • wildcat
  • jouster
  • person-at-arms
  • punching bag
  • serviceperson
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Antonyms for fighters

  • peacemaker
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FIGHTERS

The sweating bodies of the fighters glistened in the roasting sunshine.

Say, Dick, they are better runners than fighters, aren't they!

Then, keeping clear of the fighters she darted around to the terrified girl.

Their job was to delay and to pull the fighters away from the bombers.

A flight of some twenty Me fighters were diving and circling above.

No fighters were seen until they reached the mouth of the Rhine.

The fighters they spotted, three in number, did not try to intercept them.

The minstrel, like the fighters, revels in hard knocks and rough jests.

All other people are for in a fight is to compel the fighters to listen to each other.

The battle ceased from the mere weariness of the fighters once and again.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English feohtere; agent noun from fight (v.). Cf. German Fechter. Meaning "fast military airplane used for combat" is from 1917.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FIGHTERS

militia

nouncitizen soldiers
  • commandos
  • fighters
  • force
  • military
  • minutemen
  • rangers
  • reserves
  • soldiers
  • trainband
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