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Definition of "adversary" []

  • An opponent; an enemy. (noun)
  • The Devil; Satan. Often used with the. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adversary" in a sentence
  • "Under other circumstances I might have dreaded an encounter with such a hideous-looking adversary -- for an _adversary_ I deemed him."
  • "How gratifying to conclude that my adversary is the embodiment of evil, while I am the embodiment of good."
  • "'Diana More', aka 'Judo Girl' faces 'Lincoln Stanley', aka 'Hep Cat', an old adversary from the 1960's ..."