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Meaning of ADVERSARY

Pronunciation:  'advur`seree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who offers opposition
 

ADVERSARY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister
 
 See Also: Antichrist, dueler, duelist, dueller, duellist, enemy, foe, foeman, human, individual, Luddite, mortal, opposition, person, somebody, someone, soul, withstander

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ad`ver*sa*ry\, n.; pl. {Adversaries}. [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
    
    
  2. \Ad"ver*sa*ry\, a.
    1. Opposed; opposite; adverse; antagonistic. [Archaic] --Bp.
       King.
    
    2. (Law) Having an opposing party; not unopposed; as, an
       adversary suit.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are harassed by an adversary implies that you will be the subject of some kind of agression directed against you or against your interests. By confronting such adversary, you are showing your readiness to defend yourself and to protect what is your own. If you dream that you are winning the battle, it indicates that you are getting yourself out of harms way.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Heb. satan), an opponent or foe (1 Kings 5:4; 11:14, 23, 25; Luke 13:17); one that speaks against another, a complainant (Matt. 5:25; Luke 12:58); an enemy (Luke 18:3), and specially the devil (1 Pet. 5:8).

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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