noun, plural ad·ver·sar·ies.
adjective Also especially British, ad·ver·sar·i·al [ad-ver-sair-ee-uhl]. /ˌæd vərˈsɛər i əl/.
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Origin of adversary
synonym study for adversary
OTHER WORDS FROM adversaryad·ver·sar·i·ness, nounnon·ad·ver·sar·i·al, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for adversary
It is, after all, supposed to be a secret business whose practices and methods are not known to adversaries or friends.
The North Koreans are usually willing to talk for various reasons: to get aid, to divide their adversaries, to create confusion.
They were not political allies, but they were not bitter adversaries, either, Barone recalls.Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Shows Us How Not to Govern|Eleanor Clift|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Develop better systems and techniques than your adversaries.Mike Leach Tackles Geronimo the Motivational Murderer|James A. Warren|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soviet SAMs were to become one of the most formidable and feared adversaries in wars cold and hot.Russia’s Missiles Stung the World Long Before MH17|Clive Irving|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Distances were to him as nothing; and difficulties only stimulated him to give his adversaries a more signal overthrow.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He made a violent assault against the nation of his enemies, and in the descent he destroyed the adversaries.
As unto revenge, as it were to repay wrath to his adversaries, and a reward to his enemies: he will repay the like to the islands.
The Girondists had recently been called in the journals and inflammatory speeches of their adversaries the Rolandists.
But the dominant party, elated by the victory which they had gained over their adversaries, were encouraged to fresh extortions.