ETYM Old Eng. adversarie, direct from the Latin, and adversaire, from Old Fren. adversier, aversier, from Latin adversarius (a.) turned toward, (n.) an adversary. Related to Adverse.
Someone who offers opposition; SYN. antagonist, opponent.
antagonist / æntæɡənəst /
ETYM Latin antagonista, Greek; anti against + agon contest: cf. French antagoniste. Related to Antagonism.
A muscle that relaxes while another contracts.
ETYM Old Fren. enemi, French ennemi, from Latin inimicus; in- (negative) + amicus friend. Related to Amicable.
1. An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); SYN. foe, foeman, opposition, opponent.
2. An opposing military force.
3. Any hostile group of people.