Definition of 'adversary'
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She was viewed as a formidable adversary and a staunch defender of the underprivileged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I saw some of the old adversaries in Liverpool this week. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Does this mean a new nuclear arms race between the former Cold War adversaries? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He once said that his message to potential adversaries was:'I come in peace. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The adversary minded to give it a pop may prove more formidable than the adversary paralysed by wanting it too much. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was a truly worthy adversary. The Sun (2014)He endured a bruising scandal when an official he appointed acknowledged inflicting traffic chaos on a town run by a political adversary. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And the Arsenal boss would not be surprised if his old adversary made a return to management. The Sun (2013)She would prove herself a formidable adversary for Elizabeth. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)Lily beetle is a formidable adversary, chomping through leaves and stems. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Admittedly he's got some big hitters to come back into the team to face the old adversaries. The Sun (2013)The pygmy elephant is the smallest of its family, but it still makes for a formidable adversary. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I was conditioned to see deacons and other leaders as potential adversaries. Christianity Today (2000)He thinks voters like the new era of co-operation between former adversaries and want the coalition to be a success. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Bunker is a worthy adversary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet the real problem we face is not that our adversaries are so formidable, but that we fail to use our own existing strengths. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After all, anything that can survive an army of pushy mothers must truly be exceptional, and a worthy adversary to boot. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These attitudes should be of great concern; for to be effective, deterrence must not only be credible to our potential adversary but reassuring to our own people. Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)
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Translations for 'adversary'
British English: adversary /ˈædvəsərɪ/ NOUN
Your adversary is someone you are competing with or fighting against.
- American English: adversary
- Arabic: خَصْم
- Brazilian Portuguese: adversário
- Chinese: 敌手
- Croatian: protivnik
- Czech: protivník
- Danish: modstander
- Dutch: tegenstander
- European Spanish: adversario
- Finnish: vastustaja
- French: adversaire
- German: Gegner
- Greek: αντίπαλος
- Italian: avversario
- Japanese: 敵対者
- Korean: 적수
- Norwegian: motstander
- Polish: przeciwnik
- European Portuguese: adversário
- Romanian: adversar
- Russian: противник
- Spanish: adversario
- Swedish: motståndare
- Thai: คู่ต่อสู้
- Turkish: rakip
- Ukrainian: супротивник
- Vietnamese: đối thủ
Definition of adversary from the Collins English Dictionary
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