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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

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
Vince Lombardi

I am an opponent of war and of war preparations and an opponent of universal military training and conscription; but entirely apart from that issue, I hold that segregation in any part of the body politic is an act of slavery and an act of war.
Bayard Rustin

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

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.
Morihei Ueshiba
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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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