What does ADVERSARY mean?

ADVERSARY meaning in General Dictionary

Opposed other adverse antagonistic

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  • one that is turned against another or other people with a design to oppose or withstand them a member of an opposing or dangerous celebration an opponent an antagonist an enemy a foe
  • somebody who offers resistance
  • one that is turned against another or others with a design to oppose or withstand them; a member of an opposing or hostile celebration; an opponent; an antagonist; an enemy; a foe.
  • Opposed; other; adverse; antagonistic.
  • Having an opposing party; perhaps not unopposed; because, an adversary fit.

ADVERSARY meaning in Law Dictionary

litigant-opponent, the exact opposite celebration in a writ or activity.


ADVERSARY meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., aduersere, from Anglo-French adverser (13c.), Old French adversaire "adversary, adversary, adversary," or straight from Latin adversarius "opponent, adversary, rival," noun usage of adjective meaning "opposite, aggressive, contrary," literally "turned toward one," from adversus "turned against" (identify adverse). The Latin term is glossed in Old English by wi


ADVERSARY meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) One who is switched against another or other people with a design to oppose or withstand them; a part of an opposing or hostile celebration; an opponent; an antagonist; an enemy; a foe.

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  • (a.) Opposed; contrary; adverse; antagonistic.
  • (a.) Having an opposing celebration; perhaps not unopposed; because, an adversary fit.

Sentence Examples with the word ADVERSARY

His adversary had perforce to disperse the defending troops, so that on the morning when the land campaign started two of the Turkish divisions (3rd and lath) were watching the outer coast on the Asiatic side, two (5th and 7th) were near Bulair to provide against a landing at the neck of the Peninsula, while the remaining two (9th and 19th) under Essad Pasha guarded the places where, in the event, the Allied army made its appearance.

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