ETYM Old Eng. adversarie, direct from the Latin, and adversaire, from Old Fren. adversier, aversier, from Latin adversarius (a.) turned toward, (n.) an adversary. Related to Adverse.
Someone who offers opposition; SYN. antagonist, opponent.
ETYM Latin antagonista, Greek; anti against + agon contest: cf. French antagoniste. Related to Antagonism.
A muscle that relaxes while another contracts.
ETYM French assaillant.
ETYM Old Fren. enemi, French ennemi, from Latin inimicus; in- (negative) + amicus friend. Related to Amicable.
1. An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); SYN. foe, foeman, opposition, opponent.
2. An opposing military force.
3. Any hostile group of people.
ETYM Old Eng. fo, fa, AS. fâh hostile; prob. akin to Eng. fiend. Related to Fiend, Feud a quarrel.
A personal enemy; SYN. enemy.
Someone who enters by force in order to conquer; SYN. encroacher.