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Definitions of opponent

  1. One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. One who opposes in a disputation, argument, or other verbal controversy; specifically, one who attacks some theirs or proposition, in distinction from the respondent, or defendant, who maintains it. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who takes or supports the opposite side in argument or debate; an antagonis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Opposing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. An opposer; antagonist. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. One who opposes, as in argument or controversy; an adversary; a rival. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. characterized by active hostility; "opponent (or opposing) armies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Acting against each other; opposing; opposite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Opposing: situated in front: adverse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. That opposes; adverse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for opponent

  1. Those, on the other hand, fond of argument would choose a suitable opponent – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  2. Though in later years George Brown became known as the chief opponent of French- Canadian influence, he was well aware of the value of the alliance, and he gave the French- Canadians full credit for their support to measures of reform. – George Brown by John Lewis
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