Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Enemies and describing enemies - synonyms and related words

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

an enemy or opponent

antagonist

noun

your opponent, for example in a competition or fight

foe

noun

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

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

opponent

noun

someone who is arguing or fighting with you

JOMO

… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

Mardi Gras

shrove tuesday

Open Dictionary

brain fade

a temporary inability to think clearly or remember information

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog