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Definition of Opponent

Opponent

  1. Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.
  2. One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe.
  3. 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.

Opponent Quotations

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
Sun Tzu

I like tricks; I like to dazzle. Dribbling and leaving your opponent on his backside is what life is for. If I achieve what I want to, then I'll mark a distinct era in football. I'm the Che Guevara of modern soccer.
Sergio Aguero

Unlike my opponent, I will not let oil companies write this country's energy plan, or endanger our coastlines, or collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers.
Barack Obama

All of my life had been spent in the shadow of apartheid. And when South Africa went through its extraordinary change in 1994, it was like having spent a lifetime in a boxing ring with an opponent and suddenly finding yourself in that boxing ring with nobody else and realising you've to take the gloves off and get out, and reinvent yourself.
Athol Fugard

I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Soren Kierkegaard
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Opponent Translations

opponent in Dutch is tegenstander
opponent in French is contradicteur, adversaire, antagoniste
opponent in German is entgegengesetzt, Gegner
opponent in Italian is avversario
opponent in Latin is inimicus
opponent in Portuguese is oponente
opponent in Spanish is adversario, antagonista
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