opposition, opponent, oppositenoun
a contestant that you are matched against
adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resisteradjective
someone who offers opposition
characterized by active hostility
"opponent (or opposing) armies"
An individual or group who is a rival of another.
One who attempts to stop the progression of.
One who objects to.
In team sports, a player of an opposite team.
Etymology: from opponere, to oppose
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: opponens, Lat.
Ere the foundations of this earth were laid,
It was opponent to our search ordain’d,
That joy, still sought, should never be attain’d. Matthew Prior.
Etymology: opponens, Lat.
Inasmuch as ye go about to destroy a thing which is in force, and to draw in that which hath not as yet been received, to impose on us that which we think not ourselves bound unto; that therefore ye are not to claim in any conference other than the plaintiffs or opponents part. Richard Hooker.
How becomingly does Philopolis exercise his office, and seasonably commit the opponent with the respondent, like a long practised moderator. More.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-pō′nent, adj. opposing in action, speech, &c.: placed in front.—n. one who opposes.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
One who oppones, or opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'opponent' in Nouns Frequency: #1360
The numerical value of opponent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of opponent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
You can absolutely lay your opponent out without saying a bad word.
Let's just say she didn't pull The Republican Party off last time when she had a weaker opponent, i'm not too optimistic about this time.
While my opponent talks about the liberal left in Washington, D.C., she has done nothing to effectively combat them in the last several years.
The bigoted attacks my opponent Dave McCormick has made against me as the child of immigrants are reminiscent of slurs made in the past about Catholics and Jews, it is a sign of McCormick’s desperate campaign that he has resorted to this disgraceful tactic.
If the president brings up, he wants them to investigate something on his political opponent, that is self evident that it is not right. You don't ask foreign governments to help us in our elections. That's what we tried to stop with Russia.
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- oponentCatalan, Valencian
- oponent, protivník, protihráčCzech
- Gegenspieler, GegnerGerman
- opoziciulo, kontraŭuloEsperanto
- vastaehdokas, opponentti, vastustaja, vastaväittäjäFinnish
- mótherji, andstæðingurIcelandic
- oppositrice, oppositoreItalian
- 相手, 敵Japanese
- 상대, 相對Korean
- соперник, противникMacedonian
- tegenstander, opponentDutch
- oponent, przeciwniczka, oponentka, przeciwnikPolish
- oponente, adversário, rivalPortuguese
- adversar, oponentRomanian
- противник, оппонентRussian
- oponent, protivnikSerbo-Croatian
- వ్యతిరేకి, ప్రత్యర్థిTelugu
- karşıt, rakipTurkish
- đối thủ, 對手Vietnamese
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