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NEMESIS (nemeses)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Nemesis mean? 

NEMESIS (noun)
  The noun NEMESIS has 2 senses:

1. (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
2. something causes misery or death

  Familiarity information: NEMESIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEMESIS (noun)


Sense 1Nemesis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Greek deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


Sense 2nemesis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something causes misery or death

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

bane; nemesis; scourge; curse

Context example:

the bane of my life

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

affliction (a cause of great suffering and distress)


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