opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)
a contestant that you are matched against
adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister(adj)
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.
Origin: from opponere, to oppose
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
Examples of opponent in a Sentence
Clearly I favor her opponent.
Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
Remember, I did win more than 3 million votes than my opponent.
You can absolutely lay your opponent out without saying a bad word.
It is not your opponent but your weaknesses that hurt you the most.
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- oponentCatalan, Valencian
- protihráč, protivník, oponentCzech
- Gegenspieler, GegnerGerman
- opoziciulo, kontraŭuloEsperanto
- opponentti, vastaväittäjä, vastustaja, vastaehdokasFinnish
- mótherji, andstæðingurIcelandic
- oppositore, oppositriceItalian
- 敵, 相手Japanese
- 相對, 상대Korean
- соперник, противникMacedonian
- opponent, tegenstanderDutch
- przeciwniczka, przeciwnik, oponentka, oponentPolish
- oponente, adversário, rivalPortuguese
- oponent, adversarRomanian
- противник, оппонентRussian
- oponent, protivnikSerbo-Croatian
- ప్రత్యర్థి, వ్యతిరేకిTelugu
- rakip, karşıtTurkish
- 對手, đối thủVietnamese
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