Pronunciation of Adversary
/ˈadvəsəɹi/, /ˈadvəsəɹi/, /ˈa_d_v_ə_s_ə_ɹ_i/
Antonyms for adversary:
Synonyms for adversary:
Other synonyms and related words:
mortal, jaundiced, obstructionist, antagonistic, sworn, inimical, adversarial, negative, resister, Oppositionist, hostile, obstructer, holdout, accuser, antipathetic, thwarter, nemesis, archrival, obstructor.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
enemy, brawler, pugilist, tough, foe, rival, swordsman, gladiator, combatant, mercenary, duelist, warrior, competitor, battler, soldier, opponent, rioter, Jouster, bruiser, struggler, man-at-arms, thug, contestant, fighter, militant, bully, antagonist, assailant, quarreler.
opposite side (noun)
fight, friction, defiance, counteraction, suppression, confrontation, objection, obstinacy, challenge, disagreement, repression, obstruction, dispute, conflict, protest, rebuff, repulsion, contradiction, impediment, antagonism, inhibition, resistance, counterattack, hindrance, interference.
Usage examples for adversary:
- From this doorway he had looked upon the broad acres that were his by grace of a generous adversary, the tribute of one noble nature to another. - "The Land of Long Ago", Eliza Calvert Hall.
- A hearty cheer burst from the lips of the Aurora's crew at the sight of this disaster on board their adversary, a disaster of which George was determined to take the fullest advantage. - "The Voyage of the Aurora", Harry Collingwood.
- Hell- what kind of an adversary do you call yourself? - "Where the Pavement Ends", John Russell.