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 adversary
Perhaps because it had been passed down by leaders who understood the significance of engaging the adversary in their own language, the phrase stuck.How ‘A Luta Continua’ Became the Rallying Slogan for African Revolutions|Eromo Egbejule|October 9, 2020|Ozy
It would “be a major challenge for an adversary” to forge or change enough ballots to shift the outcome of the election, he told the Senate Homeland Security Committee last week.Five key science takeaways from the first presidential debate|Purbita Saha|September 30, 2020|Popular Science
Back then, Kolfage told Fox 10 Phoenix that he felt he needed to take legal action after adversaries started going after his family and tried to ruin the career of his wife, who was a teacher and a model.
In particular, I was helping them to try and understand how the adversaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan were financing themselves.
We know our adversaries around the world are pursuing their own advances.U.S. vies for leadership in quantum and A.I. with $1 billion bet|rhhackettfortune|August 26, 2020|Fortune
The North Korean hackers have proven to be a persistent adversary, if not the most skilled one.
In spite of the many disagreeements, the Obama administration, he said, does not view Russia as “an adversary.”It’s Finally Time for the West to Stand Up to Putin|James Kirchick|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the Americans, from FDR down, underestimated the capabilities of their adversary, and exaggerated their own.D-Day Was The Largest And One Of The Bloodiest Invasions In History|James A. Warren|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are we not allowed to talk about our deepest human adversary without being sucked back into a political controversy?
The al Qaeda prisoners we held at CIA facilities helped us understand the adversary.Never Forget? The CIA Report and the Problem With Hindsight|Philip Mudd|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While he stood, apparently quiescent, in the clutch of his adversary, he still held his hand on his sword.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He kept his sword pointed at the eyes of his adversary; but he never rested for an instant.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
This time there was no interference, and Ney so severely wounded his adversary that he was unable to continue his profession.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It always pains me to acknowledge that any man, even an adversary, has acted dishonourably.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
And thirdly he knew that his adversary would cheat if he could and that his adversary suspected him of fraudulent designs.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke