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View synonyms for archenemy

archenemy

[ ahrch-en-uh-mee ]

noun

, plural arch·en·e·mies.
  1. a chief enemy.
  2. Satan; the Devil.


archenemy

/ ˈɑːtʃˈɛnɪmɪ /

noun

  1. a chief enemy
  2. the archenemy
    often capital the devil


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Word History and Origins

Origin of archenemy1

First recorded in 1540–50; arch- 1 + enemy
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Example Sentences

I was so lucky to have had Halyna Hutchins as my DP on Archenemy.

From Time

In the south, the Gulf States view their Persian nuclear neighbor as a permanent archenemy.

He now reveals that Rich kept Israel alive through boycotts by supplying the country with oil, much of it from its archenemy Iran.

But he was not prepared for the skilful trap which his archenemy was baiting for him, and into which he was to promptly fall.

Thus does that archenemy favour his friends for a time, and thus does he at last reward them.

Leithgow vouchsafed his archenemy no more than a look, but turned to the Hawk.

The archenemy and his angels are thus left upon an earth devoid of human beings.

He was not the archenemy of the movement (as some of the boys themselves thought): he simply had no use for it.

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