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adversaryn. [OE. adversarie, direct fr. the Latin, and adversaire, fr. OF. adversier, aversier, fr. L. adversarius (a.) turned toward, (n.) an adversary. See Adverse.].
     One who is turned against another or others with a design to oppose<-- p. 26 --> or resist them; a member of an opposing or hostile party; an opponent; an antagonist; an enemy; a foe.  [1913 Webster]
    "His ancient knot of dangerous adversaries."  [1913 Webster]
    "Agree with thine adversary quickly."  [1913 Webster]
    "It may be thought that to vindicate the permanency of truth is to dispute without an adversary."  [1913 Webster]
The Adversary, The Satan, or the Devil.
  •  Opposed; opposite; adverse; antagonistic.  Bp. King.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having an opposing party; not unopposed; as, an adversary suit.  [1913 Webster]


adversary, n. (pl. -ies)
1 an enemy.
2 an opponent in a sport or game; an antagonist.

ME f. OF adversarie f. L adversarius f. adversus: see ADVERSE



adversative, adverse, alien, antagonist, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, archenemy, assailant, bitter enemy, clashing, combatant, competitive, competitor, con, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, counter, cross, devil, disaccordant, dissentient, enemy, foe, foeman, fractious, hostile, inimical, negative, noncooperative, obstinate, open enemy, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposing party, opposite, opposite camp, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, overthwart, perverse, public enemy, recalcitrant, refractory, repugnant, rival, sworn enemy, the loyal opposition, the opposition, uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly, unpropitious




N opponent, antagonist, adversary, adverse party, opposition, enemy, the other side, assailant, oppositionist, obstructive, brawler, wrangler, brangler, disputant, filibuster, obstructionist, malcontent, Jacobin, Fenian, demagogue, reactionist, rival, competitor, bete noir.

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