noun, plural ad·ver·sar·ies.
adjective Also especially British, ad·ver·sar·i·al [ad-ver-sair-ee-uhl] /ˌæd vərˈsɛər i əl/.
Words nearby adversary
Origin of adversary
OTHER WORDS FROM adversaryad·ver·sar·i·ness, nounnon·ad·ver·sar·i·al, adjective
synonym study for adversary
Example sentences from the Web for adversarial
The group might have condemned violence while still maintaining an adversarial relationship with the police force.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think we are going to have the most adversarial relationship with those entities of any media outlet with a profile.
Despite his personal point of view, May did not take bring an adversarial approach to his interviews with the two judges.‘Kids for Cash’: Crooked Judge, Damaged Teens, and the Perils of Zero Tolerance|Ronald K. Fried|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That question should be decided by the federal courts with adversarial representation.Pentagon Papers’ James C. Goodale: The Outrageous NSA Opinion|James C. Goodale|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The idea for having an adversarial presence at Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court hearings is potentially even a bigger deal.Obama Is Giving Up Some Executive Power, and He’ll Still Get No Credit|Michael Tomasky|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Competition often degenerates into an adversarial relation and conflict.
Moral individualism succeeds or fails within a framework of adversarial human relations.