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Definition of Adversary

Adversary

  1. One who is turned against another or others with a design to oppose or resist them; a member of an opposing or hostile party; an opponent; an antagonist; an enemy; a foe.
  2. Opposed; opposite; adverse; antagonistic.
  3. Having an opposing party; not unopposed; as, an adversary suit.

Adversary Quotations

The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
Michel Foucault

It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms.
King Hassan II

Beware the wrath of a patient adversary.
John C. Calhoun

Cancer is such a ruthless adversary because it behaves as if it has its own fiendishly cunning agenda.
Paul Davies

I'm a forgiver. I might not forget, but I forgive. My mother, father and older brother always told me: 'Don't hold grudges. If you do that, you don't lower yourself down to your adversary. Just treat people the way you want to be treated.' I honestly think that's why I was able to survive and have some success.
Monte Irvin
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Adversary Translations

adversary in Dutch is tegenstander
adversary in French is adversaire
adversary in German is Gegner, Gegnern
adversary in Norwegian is motstander
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