opponent definition

  • noun:
    • one which opposes another or others in a battle, competition, debate, or debate. See Synonyms at opponent.
    • someone or team who is a rival of another.
    • one that tries to end the development of.
    • person who objects to.
    • In staff sports, a player of an opposite staff.
    • One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe.
    • person who opposes in a disputation, argument, or other verbal conflict; especially, one who attacks some thesis or idea, in distinction from respondent, or defendant, who preserves it.
    • One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a person who aids the alternative part in controversy, disputation, or argument, or in a contest of any sort.
    • a person who participates an opponency; the one who begins a dispute by increasing objections to a tenet or doctrine: correlative to defendant or respondent.
    • a contestant that you are compared to
    • a person who offers resistance
  • adjective:
    • Acting against an antagonist or opposing power: opponent armies.
    • based in front side.
    • located in front side; other; for this reason, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.
    • characterized by active hostility
  • others:
    • Situated in front; opposing; standing in the manner.
    • Opposing; antagonistic; adverse.
    • In structure, joining together or into resistance; having the activity of an opponens. See opponens.

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