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
Words nearby adversary
Example sentences from the Web for adversaries
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.
Develop better systems and techniques than your adversaries.Mike Leach Tackles Geronimo the Motivational Murderer|James A. Warren|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“As a friend, Madiba was to people one-on-one the same way he was as leader to his adversaries who he put in government,” he said.Bill Clinton: Nelson Mandela Was 'The Only Free Man I Ever Knew'|Nina Strochlic|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As tough as Rich was, he always did it with a smile, enjoyed the game, and respected his adversaries.
The townsmen he owned specially as his "adversaries," but it was the rustics who were to show what a hate he had won.History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)|John Richard Green
The party of the father guardian rushed upon them with doubled fists; the adversaries followed their example.Frederick The Great and His Family|L. Muhlbach
Caesar's desire was to rid you of adversaries even against your will.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete|Georg Ebers
And again there is a parallel in the advance of the Church against her adversaries.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
The Americans again reserved their fire till their adversaries were near, and then put them a second time to flight.