Synonyms of enemies

Synonyms of enemies DEFAULT

enemy

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[ en-uh-mee ]

/ ˈɛn ə mi /

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noun,pluralen·e·mies.

a person who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent.

an armed foe; an opposing military force: The army attacked the enemy at dawn.

a hostile nation or state.

a citizen of such a state.

enemies,persons, nations, etc., that are hostile to one another: Let's make up and stop being enemies.

something harmful or prejudicial: His unbridled ambition is his worst enemy.

the Enemy,the Devil; Satan.

adjective

belonging to a hostile power or to any of its nationals: enemy property.

Obsolete. inimical; ill-disposed.

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Origin of enemy

First recorded in 1300–1350; Middle English enemi, from Anglo-French, Old French, from Latin inimicus “unfriendly,” equivalent to in-in-3 + amicus “friendly, friend”; see amicable

synonym study for enemy

1. Enemy,foe refer to a dangerous public or personal adversary. Enemy emphasizes the idea of hostility: to overcome the enemy; a bitter enemy.Foe, a more literary word, may be used interchangeably with enemy, but emphasizes somewhat more the danger to be feared from such a one: deadly foe; arch foe of humankind ( the Devil ).

OTHER WORDS FROM enemy

non·en·e·my,noun,pluralnon·en·e·mies.

Words nearby enemy

endysis, end zone, ENE, ENEA, enema, enemy, enemy alien, energetic, energetics, energid, energism

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Words related to enemy

murderer, spy, terrorist, competitor, attacker, rival, guerrilla, agent, detractor, bandit, foe, villain, traitor, rebel, opposition, invader, criminal, adversary, antagonist, opponent

How to use enemy in a sentence

  • You and your enemy each had 100 soldiers to distribute, any way you liked, to fight at any of the 13 castles.

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  • He will stand up to our enemies like Putin and aid our allies.

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  • You and your enemy each have 100 soldiers to distribute, any way you like, to fight at any of the 13 castles.

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  • An app could react more quickly than a human to what an enemy aircraft does, for example.

    An F-16 pilot took on A.I. in a dogfight. Here’s who won|Aaron Pressman|August 20, 2020|Fortune

  • Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines even threatened to treat citizens who defied lockdown orders as enemy soldiers and shoot them.

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  • But the enemy of the new emirs is neither the Jew nor the Christian, it is the godless militant defending secularism.

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  • In “Steal This Episode,” the filmmaker denounces Homer Simpson as an “enemy of art.”

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  • Scott, who died Sunday at 49, could go from evoking a Baptist preacher to quoting Public Enemy.

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  • “Do not use complaints, courts and lawyers to beat and to silence the enemy,” the NOA activists wrote.

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  • In the event, the enemy did plenty—far more than SHAEF, or for that matter the German high command, imagined possible.

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  • If the "Y" Beach lot press their advantage they may cut off the enemy troops on the toe of the Peninsula.

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  • In this situation we waited the motion of the enemy, without perceiving any advancement they made towards us.

    The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)|Daniel Defoe

  • When a man converses with himself, he is sure that he does not converse with an enemy.

    The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)|Daniel Defoe

  • The enemy were pursued and annoyed by a few hundred of the citizens under Wooster and Arnold; the former was killed.

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  • It was he who first said, If thine enemy hunger give him food, if he thirst give him drink.

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British Dictionary definitions for enemy


nounplural-mies

a person hostile or opposed to a policy, cause, person, or group, esp one who actively tries to do damage; opponent

  1. an armed adversary; opposing military force
  2. (as modifier)enemy aircraft
  1. a hostile nation or people
  2. (as modifier)an enemy alien

something that harms or opposes; adversarycourage is the enemy of failure

Other words from enemy

Related adjective: inimical

Word Origin for enemy

C13: from Old French enemi, from Latin inimīcus hostile, from in-1 + amīcus friend

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Synonyms for Enemies:

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457 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ˈɛnəmɪz], [ ˈɛnəmɪz], [ ˈɛ_n_ə_m_ɪ_z]
  • n.

    adversary (noun)anathema (noun)antagonist (noun)assailant (noun)bete noire (noun)combatant (noun)combatants (noun)
    • Swordsmen,
    • Soldiers,
    • duelists,
    • toughs,
    • combatants,
    • assailants,
    • pugilists,
    • Mercenaries,
    • quarrelers,
    • gladiators,
    • rioters,
    • thugs,
    • battlers,
    • militants,
    • strugglers,
    • warriors,
    • rivals,
    • foes,
    • fighters,
    • contestants,
    • brawlers,
    • opponents,
    • competitors,
    • Adversaries,
    • antagonists,
    • bruisers,
    • Bullies,
    • jousters,
    • men-at-arms.
    enemies (noun)
    • archenemies,
    • sectarians,
    • Sectaries,
    • oppositions,
    • devils,
    • savages,
    • invaders,
    • attackers,
    • shrews,
    • opposites.
    enemy (noun)
    • detractor,
    • terrorist,
    • other side,
    • antagonist,
    • opponent,
    • informer,
    • saboteur,
    • Calumniator,
    • emulator,
    • inquisitor,
    • murderer,
    • slanderer,
    • disputant,
    • Assassin,
    • vilifier,
    • traitor,
    • foe,
    • revolutionary,
    • criminal,
    • prosecutor,
    • rebel,
    • assailant,
    • fifth column,
    • opposition,
    • traducer,
    • defamer,
    • Archenemy,
    • agent,
    • attacker,
    • competitor,
    • rival,
    • bad person,
    • invader,
    • guerrilla,
    • Asperser,
    • falsifier,
    • seditionist,
    • backbiter,
    • adversary,
    • betrayer,
    • bandit,
    • contender,
    • villain,
    • defiler,
    • spy.
    foe (noun)opponent (noun)
    • bidder,
    • counteragent,
    • aspirant,
    • litigant,
    • dark horse,
    • player,
    • dissentient,
    • candidate,
    • con,
    • entrant.
    opponents (noun)opposition (noun)
  • Other synonyms:

    Other relevant words:
    • cark,
    • prince of darkness,
    • descry,
    • diversionist,
    • litigator,
    • vicious,
    • put out,
    • opposing,
    • odium,
    • counterpart,
    • revolutionist,
    • daemon,
    • distract,
    • hatred,
    • cuss,
    • hellion,
    • damn,
    • get to,
    • expletive,
    • blabber,
    • resistance,
    • chevy,
    • strong-armer,
    • disparager,
    • contention,
    • infestation,
    • yard bird,
    • irregular,
    • contest,
    • whammy,
    • animus,
    • blight,
    • reb,
    • wrecker,
    • two-timer,
    • maledict,
    • pit,
    • rook,
    • condemnable,
    • short-change,
    • interrogator,
    • outcast,
    • newcomer,
    • discommode,
    • opposite,
    • catch,
    • tough,
    • fuss,
    • lubber,
    • depreciator,
    • imprecate,
    • beshrew,
    • equate,
    • ogre,
    • starter,
    • aggressive,
    • militant,
    • bother,
    • nettle,
    • bugaboo,
    • squealer,
    • gravel,
    • jibe,
    • aper,
    • old nick,
    • hopeful,
    • controversialist,
    • hostility,
    • check,
    • lump,
    • nobble,
    • deuce,
    • perturb,
    • treasonist,
    • detest,
    • disorder,
    • factor,
    • stag,
    • abhorrence,
    • rat,
    • radical,
    • jinx,
    • lummox,
    • fledgling,
    • aspiring,
    • swearword,
    • nark,
    • provoke,
    • compeer,
    • bunco,
    • felon,
    • memorize,
    • get at,
    • booger,
    • thespian,
    • maverick,
    • mulct,
    • harass,
    • sight,
    • felonious,
    • anathemise,
    • encounter,
    • disturb,
    • rivalry,
    • prosecuting officer,
    • agentive role,
    • lucifer,
    • excommunicate,
    • ail,
    • bunko game,
    • harry,
    • reprehensible,
    • fledgeling,
    • molest,
    • chivy,
    • copycat,
    • federal agent,
    • encroacher,
    • mannerism,
    • hustle,
    • hoodlum,
    • insurgent,
    • man,
    • scrapper,
    • snoop,
    • pain,
    • face-off,
    • dissenting,
    • castaway,
    • yardbird,
    • confidence game,
    • friction match,
    • dickens,
    • flimflam,
    • pestilence,
    • the tempter,
    • confidence trick,
    • sleuth,
    • loathing,
    • deplorable,
    • punk,
    • convict,
    • torment,
    • image breaker,
    • chafe,
    • con game,
    • equalise,
    • pest,
    • resister,
    • hex,
    • oath,
    • fit,
    • wishful,
    • condemnation,
    • bogeyman,
    • broker,
    • goldbrick,
    • insurrectionist,
    • disquiet,
    • victimize,
    • clod,
    • ape,
    • role player,
    • espy,
    • polluter,
    • heller,
    • ill will,
    • military personnel,
    • chevvy,
    • demon,
    • correspond,
    • newbie,
    • combatant,
    • military man,
    • annoy,
    • wannabe,
    • scoundrel,
    • bunko,
    • renegade,
    • participant,
    • blaspheme,
    • showdown,
    • imitator,
    • thug,
    • inconvenience,
    • crook,
    • sting,
    • peer,
    • rotatory,
    • guerilla,
    • rag,
    • bedamn,
    • play off,
    • beset,
    • protester,
    • malefactor,
    • execration,
    • bad blood,
    • war-ridden,
    • scam,
    • warring,
    • memorise,
    • hornswoggle,
    • mates,
    • touch,
    • liquidator,
    • freshman,
    • foeman,
    • fighter,
    • spot,
    • daimon,
    • problem,
    • oppose,
    • freedom fighter,
    • diddle,
    • incommode,
    • recusant,
    • chivvy,
    • prosecuting attorney,
    • toughie,
    • lout,
    • scourge,
    • wannabee,
    • irritate,
    • rise up,
    • musician,
    • stumblebum,
    • outlaw,
    • tally,
    • pestis,
    • hassle,
    • equalize,
    • double-dealer,
    • objector,
    • ishmael,
    • neophyte,
    • agree,
    • oppositeness,
    • anathemize,
    • beelzebub,
    • vex,
    • fifth columnist,
    • hood,
    • fiend,
    • campaigner,
    • dissident,
    • double-crosser,
    • idiosyncrasy,
    • manslayer,
    • subversive,
    • rile,
    • hillbilly,
    • disoblige,
    • swearing,
    • aspirer,
    • equal,
    • upset,
    • pair,
    • greyback,
    • gibe,
    • difficulty,
    • mate,
    • brigand,
    • undercover agent,
    • arise,
    • defraud,
    • public prosecutor,
    • libeler,
    • instrumentalist,
    • trouble oneself,
    • prospect,
    • vis-a-vis,
    • curse word,
    • actor,
    • nominee,
    • unhinge,
    • subverter,
    • twin,
    • knocker,
    • dissenter,
    • swear,
    • oaf,
    • inmate,
    • baddie,
    • couple,
    • swindle,
    • inconvenience oneself,
    • worry,
    • maligner,
    • rise,
    • boogeyman,
    • gawk,
    • learn,
    • monster,
    • hobgoblin.
    Other relevant words (noun):
    • confrontations,
    • confrontation,
    • muggers,
    • besieger,
    • resisters,
    • contenders,
    • Enmities,
    • animosity,
    • Contraries,
    • opposers,
    • besiegers,
    • forces,
    • detractors,
    • challenger,
    • peoples,
    • nemesis,
    • critics,
    • antagonism,
    • feuds,
    • challengers,
    • matches,
    • competition,
    • Bandits,
    • hostiles,
    • resistances,
    • foible,
    • enmity.
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  • Equivalence

    • Proper noun, plural
      foes.
  • Forward Entailment

  • Independent

    • Noun, plural
      Enmities, allies, attackers, Hostilities, recipients, contestants, perpetrators, aggressors, targets, challengers, liabilities, addressees, attacks, assailants, dissidents, offenders, Constituencies, detractors, audiences, predators, objects, CAMPS, abusers, Bandits, objectors, fights, subjects, sides, Boats, pests, critics, shoes, seats, krauts, place, places.
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1. enemy

noun. ['ˈɛnəmi'] an opposing military force.

  • force
  • military force
  • foe
  • foeman
  • military group
  • opposition
  • pull
  • attract
  • centripetal force
  • repulsion
  • enemi (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inimicus (Latin)

Words that Rhyme with Enemy

How do you spell enemy? Is it enemey ?

A common misspelling of enemy is enemey

Example sentences of the word enemy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Gravity can be your best friend or worst enemy when you are living with acid reflux.

Quotes containing the word enemy


1. Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
- Isaac Newton

2. Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
- Frank Sinatra

3. Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.
- Nagarjuna

2. enemy

noun. ['ˈɛnəmi'] an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force).

  • besieger
  • antagonist
  • foeman
  • opponent
  • opposer
  • resister
  • opposition
  • adversary
  • attraction
  • centrifugal force
  • adduct
  • push
  • enemi (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inimicus (Latin)

3. enemy

noun. ['ˈɛnəmi'] any hostile group of people.

  • enemi (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inimicus (Latin)

4. enemy

noun. ['ˈɛnəmi'] a personal enemy.

  • rival
  • mortal enemy
  • competitor
  • contender
  • challenger
  • competition
  • repel
  • abduct
  • refrain
  • decompress
  • enemi (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inimicus (Latin)
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An enemy is a hostile opponent, like your sworn Scrabble enemy who vows to get revenge on your last triple word score.

An enemy is a person who actively opposes someone or something. The Latin word inimicus, meaning "hostile, unfriendly," is the root of enemy, and it comes from the prefix in-, or "not," and amicus, "friend:" an enemy is "not a friend." When two armies fight each other, they both think of the opposing army as the enemy.

Definitions of enemy

  1. synonyms:foe, nemesis
  2. noun

    an opposing military force

    “the enemy attacked at dawn”

  3. noun

    an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

    “a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies

    synonyms:foe, foeman, opposition
  4. noun

    any hostile group of people

    “he viewed lawyers as the real enemy

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Of enemies synonyms

"Don't take it so badly, Steph. You're not the first person to do this to get your job back. Damn, this has happened many times. " "I.

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"Well, then you will have to do it forcibly, right?" I looked at my grandmother.Of course, do not think that together with the doctor we will not cope with you. ", She replied. Natasha suddenly jumped out of bed and rushed to the door, but I managed to grab her hand.

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