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Enemies and describing enemies - thesaurus

Synonyms

enemy

noun

someone who is opposed to someone else and tries to do them harm

opponent

noun

someone who is competing against you

adversary

noun

formal an enemy or opponent

antagonist

noun

formal your opponent, for example in a competition or fight

foe

noun

literary an enemy

arch-enemy

noun

someone who is your main enemy

deadly enemy/foe/rival

someone you have always hated or competed with

sworn

adjective

sworn enemies or friends have expressed strong dislike or friendship for each other

nemesis

noun

mainly journalism someone or something that continues to oppose you and cannot easily be defeated

opponent

noun

someone who is arguing or fighting with you

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archrival

noun

the main person, company etc that you compete with in sport, business etc

bitter

adjective

used about a determined and angry enemy or opponent

mortal enemy

someone who hates another person and will always hate them

side

noun

one of two or more groups of people opposing each other

someone’s nearest rival/challenger

the opponent in a sport or competition that is most likely to defeat someone

unholy alliance

an occasion when people who are usually enemies work together for a particular purpose, especially to achieve something bad

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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