Adversary vs. Enemy

Adversary vs. Enemy — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Adversary and Enemy

Adversarynoun

An opponent; an enemy.

Enemynoun

One who feels hatred toward, intends injury to, or opposes another; a foe.

Adversarynoun

Adversary The Devil; Satan. Often used with the.

Enemynoun

One who opposes or is hostile to an idea or cause

an enemy of democracy.

Adversarynoun

An opponent or rival.

Enemynoun

Something destructive or injurious in its effects

"Art hath an enemy called Ignorance" (Ben Jonson).

Adversarynoun

someone who offers opposition

Enemynoun

A hostile power or force, such as a nation.

Enemynoun

A member or unit of such a force.

Enemynoun

A group of foes or hostile forces. See Usage Note at collective noun.

Enemyadjective

Of, relating to, or being a hostile power or force.

Enemynoun

Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.

He made a lot of enemies after reducing the working hours in his department.Crush the enemy!

Enemynoun

A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.

rally together against a common enemy.

Enemynoun

An alliance of such forces.

Enemynoun

Something harmful or threatening to another

Enemyadjective

of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy

Enemynoun

an opposing military force;

the enemy attacked at dawn

Enemynoun

an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force);

a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies

Enemynoun

any hostile group of people;

he viewed lawyers as the real enemy

Enemynoun

a personal enemy;

they had been political foes for years