Opponent vs. Proponent

Opponent vs. Proponent — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Opponent and Proponent

Opponentnoun

One that opposes another or others, as in a battle, contest, or debate

a political opponent.

Proponentnoun

One who argues in support of something; an advocate.

Opponentnoun

One who is hostile to an idea or cause

an opponent of gun control.

Proponentnoun

One who supports something; an advocate

Opponentadjective

Acting against an antagonist or opposing force

opponent armies.

Proponentnoun

One who makes a proposal or proposition.

Opponentnoun

One who opposes another; one who works or takes a position against someone or something; one who attempts to stop the progress of someone or something.

The person who ran against her in the last election proved to be a formidable opponent.During the crackdown, many opponents of the regime were arrested.

Proponentnoun

(legal) One who propounds a will for probate.

Opponentnoun

One who opposes another physically (in a fight, sport, game, or competition).

Proponentadjective

Making proposals; proposing.

Opponentnoun

One who opposes another in words (in a dispute, argument or controversy).

Proponentnoun

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Opponentnoun

One who is opposed or objects (to a policy, course of action or set of ideas).

She was a dedicated opponent of the death penalty.

Opponentnoun

(historical) The participant who opens an academic debate by putting forward objections to a theological or philosophical thesis.

Opponentadjective

(obsolete) Opposing; adverse; antagonistic.

Opponentadjective

(obsolete) Situated in front; opposite.

Opponentnoun

a contestant that you are matched against

Opponentnoun

someone who offers opposition

Opponentadjective

characterized by active hostility;

opponent (or opposing) armies