A rival business, team, etc.
One who contends
A person who participates or shares in something
One that equals or almost equals another in a particular respect:
The space shuttle Challenger, named after the HMS Challenger (1858), destroyed on January 28, 1986 with loss of its seven-member crew.
One who opposes and contends against another; an adversary.
The definition of an adversary is a person who fights against something or someone, or is a person who is considered to be a competitor or enemy.
A person who opposes; person against another in a fight, game, debate, argument, etc.; adversary
(Electronics) An electronic device or software application that plays audio and/or video media, such as CD player.
In a criminal trial, the accused; in a civil proceeding, the person or entity against whom a claim is made.
(Uncountable) Permission to enter.
A likely or prospective customer, candidate, undertaking, etc.
A person taking part or experienced in conflict, esp. in battle
A contest, or match
A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
Dissident is defined as someone who disagrees.
Find another word for contestant. In this page you can discover 37 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contestant, like: competitor, contender, participant, rival, challenger, contester, disputant, antagonist, adversary, opponent and combatant.