Synonyms of adversary
opponentDictionary • His political adversaries were creating trouble for him.
opponent • Mr Kennedy's opponent in the leadership contest
rival • He finished two seconds ahead of his rival.
enemy • His enemies were quick to take advantage of his weakness.
competitor • The bank isn't performing as well as some of its competitors.
foe (formal, literary) • support any friend, oppose any foe
antagonist • He had never previously lost to his antagonist.
, main man (slang, mainly US)
, cobber (Australian, New Zealand, old-fashioned, informal)
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antagonistYour antagonist is your opponent or enemy.
• He had never previously lost to his antagonist.
competitorA company's competitors are companies who are trying to sell similar goods or services to the same people.
• The bank isn't performing as well as some of its competitors.
enemyIf someone is your enemy, they hate you or want to harm you.
• His enemies were quick to take advantage of his weakness.
Thesaurus for adversary from the Collins English Thesaurus