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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adversary mean? 

  The noun ADVERSARY has 1 sense:

1. someone who offers opposition

  Familiarity information: ADVERSARY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Someone who offers opposition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


adversary; antagonist; opposer; opponent; resister

Hypernyms ("adversary" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adversary"):

dueler; duelist; dueller; duellist (a person who fights duels)

enemy; foe; foeman; opposition (an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force))

Luddite (any opponent of technological progress)

withstander (an opponent who resists with force or resolution)

Instance hyponyms:

Antichrist ((Christianity) the adversary of Christ (or Christianity) mentioned in the New Testament; the Antichrist will rule the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ)

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