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enemy

Noun

1 an opposing military force; "the enemy attacked at dawn"
2 an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies" [syn: foe, foeman, opposition]
3 any hostile group of people; "he viewed lawyers as the real enemy"
4 a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years" [syn: foe] [ant: ally]

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English

Etymology

From enemi (French: ennemi), from inimicus, in- not + amicus friend

Pronunciation

  • /ˈɛnəmi/
  • Hyphenation: en·e·my

Noun

enemy (enemies)
  1. someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else
  2. a hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation
  3. an alliance of such forces

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Adjective

enemy
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy

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enemy in Spanish: Enemigo
enemy in Dutch: Vijand
enemy in Japanese: 敵
enemy in Simple English: Enemy
enemy in Slovak: Enemy
enemy in Slovenian: Sovražnik
enemy in Finnish: Vastustaja
enemy in Swedish: Fiende
enemy in Vietnamese: Địch
enemy in Yiddish: שונא

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