What does adversary mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister(noun)

    someone who offers opposition


  1. adversary(Noun)

    An opponent or rival.

  2. Adversary(ProperNoun)


  3. Adversary(ProperNoun)

    the Devil

  4. Adversary(ProperNoun)


  5. Origin: aversaire (in Wace's Life of Saint Margaret), from aversier, aversaire (French adversaire), from adversarius, from adversus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adversary(noun)

    one who is turned against another or others with a design to oppose or resist them; a member of an opposing or hostile party; an opponent; an antagonist; an enemy; a foe

  2. Adversary(adj)

    opposed; opposite; adverse; antagonistic

  3. Adversary(adj)

    having an opposing party; not unopposed; as, an adversary suit


  1. Adversary

    The Adversary is a fictional character, a demonic supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adversary

    ad′vėrs-ar-i, n. an opponent: an enemy: Satan, as the general adversary of mankind. [O. Fr. aversier—L. adversarius. See Adverse.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. adversary

    A party acknowledged as potentially hostile to a friendly party and against which the use of force may be envisaged.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adversary in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adversary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Seneca:

    Without an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of.

  2. Moncef Marzouki:

    Tunisia has won today, democracy has won, we need to stay united. Despite the claims of our adversary, all indications are positive for us, we look ahead.

  3. Tony Cole:

    This is a global problem. We don't have a malware problem. We have an adversary problem. There are people being paid to try to get inside our systems 24/7.

  4. Honore' de Balzac:

    Count not thyself to have found true peace, if thou hast felt no grief nor that then all is well if thou hast no adversary nor that this is perfect, if all things fall out according to thy desire.

  5. Michel Foucault:

    The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.

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