Synonyms of opponent


1. opposition, opponent, opposite, contestant

usage: a contestant that you are matched against

2. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: someone who offers opposition


1. opponent, opposing, hostile (vs. amicable)

usage: characterized by active hostility; "opponent (or opposing) armies"

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Definition and meaning of opponent (Dictionary)