Opponent Synonyms and Antonyms

ə-pō'nənt

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Synonyms for Opponent

A rival business, team, etc.
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An opposing contestant
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Software or hardware that allows one computer to perform the functions of, or execute programs designed for, another type of computer
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A person who filibusters
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A person who fights against a government.
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The definition of an anti is a person who has beliefs contrary to another cause or concept.
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(Gr. Myth., person, proper) The goddess of retributive justice, or vengeance
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(UK) A person receiving money from the government, in a form of unemployment benefits, disability benefits or similar.
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One who strives.
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Someone who competes with one or more other people
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The space shuttle Challenger, named after the HMS Challenger (1858), destroyed on January 28, 1986 with loss of its seven-member crew.
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A student who is near to completion of the requirements for a degree
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One that is equal to another:
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A personal enemy or opponent.
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A person who opposes or fights against another; opponent; enemy
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A muscle that opposes the action of another muscle, as by relaxing while the other one contracts, thereby producing smooth, coordinated movement.
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An armed fighter.
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One who assails or attacks; attacker
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One who opposes, one who shows opposition
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The definition of a defendant is a person being sued or accused of a crime.
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A rival
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A person who opposes; especially a member of an official opposition
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Someone who aspires to high office etc.
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Someone who bids, e.g. at an auction
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(Logic) The relation of exclusion or inclusion which exists between propositions having the same subject and predicate but differing in quality, quantity, or both
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A contest, or match
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A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival.
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One that equals or almost equals another in a particular respect:
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(Ecclesiastical) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion.
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That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
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Anything opposed or opposite
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A party to a legal action.
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Antonyms for Opponent

Someone who defends people or property.
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A person with whom one is associated; friend, partner, fellow worker, etc.
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A member of a business partnership.
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A supporter or advocate. [Late 16th century.]
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(Heraldry) Either of a pair of figures, as of animals or men, standing one on either side of a shield
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One who helps; an aide.
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A country, person, or group joined with another or others for a common purpose
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Words Related to Opponent

One who opposes or is hostile to an idea or cause:
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A person who plays a game
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A substance that resists, esp. something applied as a protective coating
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Financial or other help.
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A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
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Synonym Study

  • Foe , now a somewhat literary synonym for enemy , connotes more active hostility
  • Enemy may imply actual hatred in the opponent and a desire to injure, or it may simply refer to any member of the opposing group, nation, etc. in a conflict, whether or not there is personal animosity or hostility involved
  • Adversary usually suggests actual hostility in the conflict
  • Antagonist implies more active opposition, esp. in a struggle for control or power
  • Opponent , an unemotional word, refers to anyone who is opposed to one, as in a fight, game, contest, or debate
Find another word for opponent. In this page you can discover 53 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for opponent, like: competitor, defender, learned colleague, emulator, filibusterer, associate, partner, colleague, enemy, resister and anti.