Word:

Adversary
PRONUNCIATION:

Definitions

oun, plural adversaries.
1.
a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe.
2.
a person, group, etc., that is an opponent in a contest; contestant.
3.
the Adversary, the devil; Satan.
adjective, Also, especially British, adversarial
[ad-ver-sair-ee-uh l] (Show IPA)
4.
of or relating to an adversary.
5.
involving adversaries, as plaintiff and defendant in a legal proceeding:
an adversary trial.


Part of Speech:
Noun/adjective

Sample Sentences:
In spite of the many disagreements, the Obama administration, he said, does not view Russia as “an adversary.”

All the Americans, from FDR down, underestimated the capabilities of their adversary, and exaggerated their own.

The al Qaeda prisoners we held at CIA facilities helped us understand the adversary.


Variation of the word: Adversariness
Synonyms: Enemy Foe Rival
Antonyms: Ally Friend Backer