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Definition 1: someone who offers opposition - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for opponent in the sense of this definition

(opponent is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of opponent ) a person who fights duels

(... is a kind of opponent ) an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

"a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

(... is a kind of opponent ) any opponent of technological progress

(... is a kind of opponent ) an opponent who resists with force or resolution

"obstinate withstanders of innovation"

(... is an instance of opponent) (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

Definition 2: a contestant that you are matched against - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for opponent in the sense of this definition

(opponent is a kind of ...) a person who participates in competitions

Definition 3: characterized by active hostility - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where opponent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • opponent (or opposing) armies

Synonyms for opponent in the sense of this definition

(opponent is similar to ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

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