Synonyms for enemyˈɛn ə mi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enemy(noun)

    an opposing military force

    Synonyms:
    opposition, foe, foeman

  2. enemy, foe, foeman, opposition(noun)

    an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

    Synonyms:
    resistance, foeman, foe, oppositeness, opposite, enemy, confrontation, opposition, opponent

  3. enemy(noun)

    any hostile group of people

    Synonyms:
    opposition, foe, foeman

  4. foe, enemy(noun)

    a personal enemy

    Synonyms:
    opposition, foeman, foe, enemy

Wiktionary

  1. enemy(noun)

    Synonyms:
    foe, nemesis, backfriend, adversary, unfriend

    Antonyms:
    ally, friend

  2. enemy(noun)

    of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy

    Synonyms:
    foe, adversary, backfriend, unfriend, nemesis

    Antonyms:
    friend, ally

  3. enemy(noun)

    A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.

    Synonyms:
    foe, adversary, nemesis, backfriend, unfriend

    Antonyms:
    friend, ally

  4. enemy(noun)

    An alliance of such forces.

    Synonyms:
    backfriend, foe, nemesis, unfriend, adversary

    Antonyms:
    ally, friend

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. enemy

    An enemy in private life is one who is moved by hostile feeling with active disposition to injure; but in military language all who fight on the opposite side are called enemies or collectively "the enemy," where no personal animosity may be implied; foe, which is rather a poetical and literary word, implies intensely hostile spirit and purpose. An antagonist is one who opposes and is opposed actively and with intensity of effort; an opponent, one in whom the attitude of resistance is the more prominent; a competitor, one who seeks the same object for which another is striving; antagonists in wrestling, competitors in business, opponents in debate may contend with no personal ill will; rivals in love, ambition, etc., rarely avoid inimical feeling. Adversary was formerly much used in the general sense of antagonist or opponent, but is now less common, and largely restricted to the hostile sense; an adversary is ordinarily one who not only opposes another in fact, but does so with hostile spirit, or perhaps out of pure malignity; as, the great Adversary. Compare synonyms for AMBITION.

    Synonyms:
    adversary, antagonist, competitor, foe, opponent, rival

    Antonyms:
    abettor, accessory, accomplice, ally, friend, helper, supporter

    Preposition:
    He was the enemy of my friend in the contest.

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