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Definition of ENEMY

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Enemy \En"e*my\, n.; pl. {Enemies}. [OF. enemi, F. ennemi, from L. inimicus; in- (negative) + amicus friend. See {Amicable}.] One hostile to another; one who hates, and desires or attempts the injury of, another; a foe; an adversary; as, an enemy of or to a person; an enemy to truth, or to falsehood. [1913 Webster]

           To all good he enemy was still.          --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

           I say unto you, Love your enemies.       --Matt. v. 44. [1913 Webster]

     {The enemy} (Mil.), the hostile force. In this sense it is construed with the verb and pronoun either in the singular or the plural, but more commonly in the singular; as, we have met the enemy and he is ours or they are ours. [1913 Webster]

              It was difficult in such a country to track the enemy. It was impossible to drive him to bay.
                                                    --Macaulay.

     Syn: Foe; antagonist; opponent. See {Adversary}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Enemy \En"e*my\, a.
     Hostile; inimical. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

           They . . . every day grow more enemy to God. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

105 Moby Thesaurus words for "enemy":
     adversary, adversative, adverse, aggressive, alien, antagonist, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, archenemy, assailant, attacker, battling, bellicose, belligerent, bitter enemy, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, chauvinist, chauvinistic, clashing, combatant, combative, competitive, competitor, con, conflicting, contender, contentious, contestant, contradictory, contrary, counter, cross, devil, disaccordant, dissentient, emulator, ferocious, fierce, fighting, foe, foeman, fractious, full of fight, hawkish, hostile, inimical, invader, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, martial, militant, militaristic, military, negative, noncooperative, obstinate, offensive, open enemy, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposing party, opposite, opposite camp, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, overthwart, perverse, public enemy, pugnacious, quarrelsome, recalcitrant, refractory, repugnant, rival, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, soldierlike, soldierly, sworn enemy, the loyal opposition, the opposition, the other side, trigger-happy, truculent, uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, unpropitious, warlike, warmongering, warring


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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