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. Carly Fiorina:

    Putin is our adversary.

  2. Virginie Razzano:

    I would like to surprise my adversary, and sometimes when I feel it's a good time to do that, I prefer to do that.

  3. Bob Gourley:

    This is a well-resourced adversary.Specifically, they are using the same tools and techniques previously associated with Russia.

  4. Even Sanchez:

    The Socialist party's adversary is not Podemos or the PP, our challenge is going to vote, our challenge is conquering abstention.

  5. Lieutenant General Charles Brown:

    If they're not out and about, it's harder to strike, particularly for an adversary that may wrap themselves in the civilian population.

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