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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

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

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
Thomas J. Watson

I never underestimate my opponent, but I never underestimate my talents.
Hale Irwin
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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