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adversary

[ ad-ver-ser-ee ]
/ 藞忙d v蓹r藢s蓻r i /
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noun, plural ad路ver路sar路ies.
a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe.
a person, group, etc., that is an opponent in a contest; contestant.
the Adversary, the devil; Satan.
adjective Also especially British, ad路ver路sar路i路al [ad-ver-sair-ee-uhl]. /藢忙d v蓹r藞s蓻蓹r i 蓹l/.
of or relating to an adversary.
involving adversaries, as plaintiff and defendant in a legal proceeding: an adversary trial.
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Origin of adversary

1300鈥50; Middle English adversarie<Latin advers膩rius, equivalent to advers(us) (see adverse) + -膩rius-ary; replacing Middle English adversere<Anglo-French

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1. Adversary, antagonist mean a person or a group contending against another. Adversary suggests an enemy who fights determinedly, continuously, and relentlessly: a formidable adversary. Antagonist suggests one who, in hostile spirit, opposes another, often in a particular contest or struggle: a duel with an antagonist.

OTHER WORDS FROM adversary

ad路ver路sar路i路ness, nounnon路ad路ver路sar路i路al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adversary

adversary
/ (藞忙dv蓹s蓹r瑟) /

noun plural -saries
a person or group that is hostile to someone; enemy
an opposing contestant in a game or sport
adjective
the US term for adversarial (def. 2)

Word Origin for adversary

C14: from Latin advers膩rius, from adversus against. See adverse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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