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Synonyms of the noun adversary

Equivalent words for the noun adversary, that have fewer characters:

  1. opponent (8 letter word for adversary)
    • plural: opponents
    • related term: counteropponent
  2. opposer (7 letter word, the shortest synonym for adversary)
    • plural: opposers
    • related terms: opposal, opposite, opposure, opposable, opposition, oppositive
  3. resister (8 letter word for adversary)
    • plural: resisters
    • related terms: nonresister, nonresistible, nonresistance, Nonresistor, nonresistant, nonresistive, resistful, resistless, resistable, resistible, resistate, resistance, resistence, resistor, resistant, resistent, resistive

Equivalent words for the noun adversary, that have more characters:

  1. antagonist (10 letter word, the longest synonym for adversary)
    • plural: antagonists
    • related terms: archantagonist, antagonistic

Hypernyms of the noun adversary

More generic words for the noun adversary, that have fewer characters:

  1. anatomy (7 letter word)
    • plural: anatomies
    • related terms: microanatomy, self-anatomy, anatomiless
  2. being (5 letter word)
    • plural: beings
    • related terms: nonbeing, self-being, Superbeing, inbeing, Interbeing, underbeing, bal, beard, Barian, bee, ben, bess, BEINE, belike, boid, bure, beware, bey, Beable, BEATE, ber, bor, beant, beent, beman, bely
  3. bod (3 letter word, the shortest hypernym for adversary)
    • plural: bods
    • related terms: boden, Bodian, body, boder
  4. build (5 letter word)
  5. cause (5 letter word)
    • plural: causes
    • related terms: Bicause, subcause, because, concause, concausal, cocause, countercause, undercause, causal, causable, causate, causer, causation, causative
  6. chassis (7 letter word)
    • plural: chassis
  7. feeling (7 letter word)
    • plural: feeling
    • related terms: nonfeeling, self-feeling, forefeeling, outfeeling, refeeling, underfeeling, feeless, feely, feelable, feeler
  8. figure (6 letter word)
    • plural: figures
    • related terms: demifigure, Multifigure, self-figure, semifigure, semifigurative, subfigure, configure, configural, configurable, configurate, configuration, configurative, exfigure, exfiguration, transfigure, transfigurate, transfiguration, transfigurative, Counterfigure, disfigure, disfigurer, disfiguration, disfigurative, forefigure, misfigure, outfigure, prefigure, prefigurate, prefigurer, prefiguration, prefigurative, refigure, figural, figurette, figurial, figurine, figurism, figurist, figury, figurable, figurate, figurer, figurize, figurant, figuration, figurative
  9. flesh (5 letter word)
    • plural: fleshes
    • related terms: inflesh, disflesh, fleshen, fleshful, fleshhood, fleshless, fleshlike, fleshling, fleshment, fleshy, flesher, fleshly
  10. form (4 letter word)
    • plural: forms
    • related terms: Nanoform, microform, uniform, uniformal, uniformist, uniformless, uniformness, uniformer, uniformise, uniformize, uniformisation, uniformization, uniformation, uniformity, uniformly, biform, biformity, triform, triformous, triformity, quadriform, archform, Bioform, electroform, geoform, hemiform, hyperform, Isoform, multiform, multiformity, nonform, nonformal, nonformation, nonformative, omniform, omniformal, omniformity, Polyform, paraform, Paraformer, pro-form, Protoform, pseudoform, semiform, semiformal, semi-form, semi-formal, subform, subformation, subformative, thermoform, thermoformable, conform, conformal, conformism, conformist, conformable, conformate, conformance, conformer, conformant, conformation, conformity, Conformative, inform, informal, Informee, informable, informer, informous, informant, information, informity, informative, transform, transformism, transformist, transformable, transformance, transformer, Transformant, transformation, Transformity, transformative, disform, disformity, equiform, equiformal, equiformity, Interform, micro-form, misform, misformation, outform, perform, Performic, performable, performance, performer, performant, performative, postform, preform, preformism, preformist, preformant, preformation, preformative, reform, reformism, reformist, reformable, reformate, reformer, reformation, reformative, re-form, re-former, re-formation, re-formative, retroform, subformation, subformative, Surform, underform, formal, formee, formful, formic, formism, formless, Formlike, formy, formable, formate, formiate, former, formous, formant, formation, formity, formative, formly
  11. frame (5 letter word)
    • plural: frames
    • related terms: multiframe, subframe, A-frame, Coframe, disframe, interframe, Intraframe, misframe, reframe, Reframer, underframe, under-frame, upframe, frameless, frameable, framer
  12. gospel (6 letter word)
    • plural: gospels
    • related terms: nongospel, progospel, protogospel, disgospel, disgospelize, Gospelesque, gospelist, gospellike, gospeler, gospelize, gospelly
  13. mortal (6 letter word)
    • plural: mortals
    • related terms: antemortal, nonmortal, immortal, immortable, Inmortal, postmortal, premortal, premortify, mortalism, mortalist, mortalness, mortalize, mortality, mortalty, mortally, mortalwise
  14. organism (8 letter word)
    • plural: organisms
    • related terms: microorganism, microorganic, Bioorganism, metaorganism, Nonorganism, superorganism, superorganic, superorganize, superorganization, Macroorganism, microorganic, micro-organism, organal, organette, organic, organics, organify, organist, organless, Organlike, organoid, organy, organer, organise, organize, organisation, organization, organity
  15. person (6 letter word)
  16. physique (8 letter word)
    • plural: physiques
  17. shape (5 letter word)
    • plural: shapes
    • related terms: transhape, trans-shape, foreshape, misshape, misshapen, outshape, preshape, reshape, Reshapable, shapen, shapeful, shapeless, Shapelet, shapeable, shaper, shapely
  18. soma (4 letter word)
  19. somebody (8 letter word)
    • plural: somebodies
  20. someone (7 letter word)
    • plural: someones
  21. soul (4 letter word)
    • plural: souls
    • related terms: besoul, insoul, dissoul, oversoul, undersoul, soulful, soulish, soulless, soullike, souly, soulward
  22. spirit (6 letter word)
    • plural: spirits
    • related terms: dispirit, dispiritment, archspirit, nonspirit, nonspirituous, nonspiritous, bespirit, inspirit, inspiritment, inspiriter, disspirit, outspirit, respirit, spirital, spiritdom, spiritful, spirithood, spiritism, spiritist, spiritless, spiritlike, spiritsome, spirituous, spirity, spiriter, spiritous, spiritise, spiritize

More generic words for the noun adversary, that have more characters:

  1. embodiment (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for adversary)
    • plural: embodiments
    • related terms: disembodiment, preembodiment, pre-embodiment, reembodiment, re-embodiment, Embodiable, embodier
  2. individual (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for adversary)
    • plural: individuals
    • related terms: nonindividual, subindividual, superindividual, transindividual, interindividual, Intraindividual, individuate, individuous, individuation, individuity, individuative

More generic phrases for the noun adversary:

  1. African-American music (22 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for adversary)
  2. black music (11 character phrase)
  3. causal agency (13 character phrase)
  4. causal agent (12 character phrase)
  5. gospel singing (14 character phrase)
  6. grammatical category (20 character phrase)
  7. human body (10 character phrase)
  8. material body (13 character phrase)
  9. physical body (13 character phrase)
  10. syntactic category (18 character phrase)

Hyponyms of the noun adversary

More specific words for the noun adversary, that have fewer characters:

  1. antipode (8 letter word)
    • plural: antipodes
    • related terms: antipodal, antipodic, antipodism, antipodist
  2. besieger (8 letter word)
    • plural: besiegers
  3. conflict (8 letter word)
  4. contrary (8 letter word)
    • plural: contraries
    • related terms: quasi-contrary, quasi-contrarily, subcontrary, subcontrarily, subcontrarily, contrariness, contrarious, contrariant, contrarily, contrariwise
  5. contrast (8 letter word)
    • plural: contrasts
    • related terms: recontrast, contrastment, contrasty, contrastable, contraster, contrastive
  6. dueler (6 letter word)
    • plural: duelers
  7. duelist (7 letter word)
    • plural: duelists
    • related term: duelistic
  8. dueller (7 letter word)
    • plural: duellers
  9. duellist (8 letter word)
    • plural: duellists
    • related term: duellistic
  10. enemy (5 letter word)
    • plural: enemies
    • related terms: archenemy, arch-enemy, nonenemy, ex-enemy
  11. foe (3 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for adversary)
    • plural: foes
    • related terms: archfoe, arch-foe, foal, foeish, foeless, foelike, foeship, foeman, foemanship
  12. foeman (6 letter word)
    • plural: foemen
    • related term: foemanship
  13. INC (3 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for adversary)
  14. inverse (7 letter word)
    • plural: inverses
    • related terms: Pseudoinverse, semi-inverse, inversable, inversor, inversive
  15. lockout (7 letter word)
  16. Luddite (7 letter word)
  17. opposite (8 letter word)
    • plural: opposites
    • related terms: subopposite, counteropposite, oppositious, opposition, oppositive
  18. polarity (8 letter word)
    • plural: polarities
    • related terms: unipolarity, bipolarity, bipolarize, bipolarization, Ambipolarity, heteropolarity, monopolarity, monopolaric, multipolarity, nonpolarity, polaric, Polarite, polaroid, polary, polarise, polarize, polarisation, polarization, polarly, polarward
  19. reaction (8 letter word)
  20. reverse (7 letter word)
    • plural: reverses
    • related terms: nonreverse, nonreversible, Autoreverse, prereverse, prereversal, re-reverse, re-reversal, reversal, reversify, Reversine, reversist, reversable, reversible, reverser, reversive
  21. sign (4 letter word)
    • plural: signs
    • related terms: Prosign, subsign, Supersign, consign, consignee, consignify, consignment, consignable, consigner, consignor, consignation, autosign, cosign, cosigner, co-sign, countersign, countersignal, foresign, foresignify, postsign, postsigner, presign, presignal, presignify, resign, resignal, resignee, resignful, resignment, resigner, resignation, re-sign, undersign, undersigner, signage, signal, signee, signify, signist, signless, signlike, signable, signate, signance, signer, signor, signation, signman

More specific words for the noun adversary, that have the same number of characters:

  1. antipodal (9 letter word)
    • plural: antipodals
    • related terms: antipodic, antipodism, antipodist

More specific words for the noun adversary, that have more characters:

  1. antagonism (10 letter word)
    • plural: antagonisms
    • related terms: interantagonism, antagonist, antagony, antagonise, antagonize, antagonisation, antagonization
  2. antithesis (10 letter word)
    • plural: antitheses
    • related term: self-antithesis
  3. contradiction (13 letter word)
    • plural: contradictions
    • related terms: noncontradiction, non-contradiction, self-contradiction, self-contradicter, semicontradiction, intercontradiction, contradictable, contradicter, contradictor, contradictious, contradictive
  4. contradictoriness (17 letter word, the longest hyponym for adversary)
    • plural: contradictorinesses
    • related term: contradictorily
  5. contrariety (11 letter word)
    • plural: contrarieties
    • related terms: noncontrariety, subcontrariety
  6. enantiomorphism (15 letter word)
    • plural: enantiomorphisms
    • related terms: enantiomorphic, enantiomorphy, enantiomorphous
  7. opposition (10 letter word)
    • plural: oppositions
    • related terms: nonopposition, self-opposition, superopposition, preopposition, reopposition, oppositious, oppositive
  8. orthogonality (13 letter word)
    • plural: orthogonalities
    • related terms: nonorthogonality, nonorthogonal, orthogonal, orthogonial
  9. perpendicularity (16 letter word)
    • plural: perpendicularities
    • related terms: nonperpendicularity, nonperpendicularly, perpendicularness, perpendicularly
  10. strikebreaking (14 letter word)
    • plural: strikebreakings
    • related term: strikebreaker
  11. withstander (11 letter word)

More specific phrase for the noun adversary, that has the same number of characters:

  1. flip side (9 character phrase)

More specific phrases for the noun adversary, that have more characters:

  1. anti-takeover defense (21 character phrase)
  2. antipodal opposition (20 character phrase)
  3. diametrical opposition (22 character phrase)
  4. direct contrast (15 character phrase)
  5. gradable opposition (19 character phrase)
  6. Iraqi National Congress (23 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hyponym for adversary)
  7. mirror-image relation (21 character phrase)
  8. mortal enemy (12 character phrase)
  9. mutual opposition (17 character phrase)
  10. orthogonal opposition (21 character phrase)
  11. tertium quid (12 character phrase)
  12. ungradable opposition (21 character phrase)

Related words for the term adversary, that have fewer characters:

  1. adverse (7 letter word)
    • related terms: unadverse, adversant, adversity, adversive, adversative
  2. alien (5 letter word)
    • inflections: aliened, aliening, aliens
    • related terms: alienage, aliency, alienee, Alienesque, alienism, alienist, Alienlike, alienness, alienship, alienable, alienate, aliener, alienor, alienize, alienation, alienly
  3. anti (4 letter word)
    • related terms: antiship, antient, antiman, Antiwoman
  4. clashing (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unclashing, clashee, clashy, clasher
  5. con (3 letter word)
    • inflections: conned, conning, cons
    • related terms: Decon, Ex-Con, econ, recon, telecon, conal, condom, conic, conics, conine, conite, conoid, conure, cony, conable, coner, conation, Conman, Conwoman, conative
  6. counter (7 letter word)
    • inflections: countered, countering, counters
    • related terms: acounter, discounter, discountable, recounter, recountal, recountless, recountment, recountable, Counterless, Counterlike, counterman, counterwoman, counterly
  7. cross (5 letter word)
    • inflections: crossed, crossing, crosses
    • related terms: across, uncross, uncrossable, uncrossly, incross, autocross, countercross, intercross, outcross, overcross, recross, crossette, crossite, crosslet, crosslike, crossness, crossable, crosser, crossly, crosswise
  8. devil (5 letter word)
    • inflections: devilled, devilling, deviled, deviling, devils
    • related terms: undevil, undevilish, outdevil, subdevil, underdevil, devildom, deviless, devilhood, devilish, devilism, Devilless, devillike, devil-like, devilling, devilment, devilship, devily, deviler, devilise, devilize, devility, devilman, devilward, devilwise
  9. hostile (7 letter word)
    • related terms: unhostile, unhostility, interhostile, overhostile, overhostility, prehostile, prehostility, hostilize, hostility
  10. inimical (8 letter word)
    • related term: uninimical
  11. negative (8 letter word)
    • inflections: negatived, negativing, negatives
    • related terms: Connegative, hydronegative, internegative, photonegative, Negatable, negater, negator, negation
  12. opposed (7 letter word)
    • related terms: unopposed, unopposite, unopposable, preopposed, preopposition, reopposed, reopposition, opposal, opposite, opposure, opposable, opposer, opposition, oppositive
  13. opposing (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unopposing, unopposite, unopposable, preopposing, preopposition, reopposing, reopposition, opposal, opposite, opposure, opposable, opposer, opposition, oppositive
  14. perverse (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unperverse, unperversive, imperverse, perversite, perversity, perversive
  15. rival (5 letter word)
    • inflections: rivalled, rivalling, rivaled, rivaling, rivals
    • related terms: derival, derivable, derivate, deriver, derivant, derivation, derivative, corrival, corrivate, corrivation, co-rival, outrival, rerival, rivaless, rivalism, rivalless, rivalling, rivalship, rivalable, rivalize, rivality

Related words for the term adversary, that have the same number of characters:

  1. archenemy (9 letter word)
  2. assailant (9 letter word)
    • related terms: assailment, assailable, assailer
  3. combatant (9 letter word)
    • related terms: uncombatant, uncombatable, uncombative, precombatant, combatable, combater, combative
  4. fractious (9 letter word)
    • related terms: unfractious, fractiousness, fractiously
  5. obstinate (9 letter word)
    • related terms: unobstinate, obstinance, obstinant, obstination, obstinative
  6. oppugnant (9 letter word)
    • related terms: oppugnate, oppugnance, oppugner, oppugnation
  7. repugnant (9 letter word)
    • related terms: unrepugnant, unrepugnable, repugnable, repugnate, repugnance, repugner
  8. Opponents (9 letter word)
    • related term: opponent

Related words for the term adversary, that have more characters:

  1. adversative (11 letter word)
    • related terms: adversant, adversity, adversive
  2. antagonistic (12 letter word)
    • related term: unantagonistic
  3. antipathetic (12 letter word)
  4. antithetic (10 letter word)
    • related term: antithetics
  5. competitive (11 letter word)
    • related terms: uncompetitive, overcompetitive, overcompetition, Precompetitive, competitor, competition
  6. competitor (10 letter word)
    • related terms: recompetitor, competitress, competitorship, competitory
  7. conflicting (11 letter word)
    • related terms: unconflicting, unconflictive, conflictful, conflictless, confliction, conflictive
  8. contradictory (13 letter word)
    • related terms: uncontradictory, intercontradictory, contradictoriness, contradictorily
  9. disaccordant (12 letter word)
    • related term: disaccordance
  10. dissentient (11 letter word)
    • related terms: dissentiate, dissentience, dissentious
  11. noncooperative (14 letter word)
  12. oppositional (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unoppositional, oppositious, opposition, oppositive
  13. oppositive (10 letter word)
    • related terms: oppositious, opposition
  14. overthwart (10 letter word)
    • inflections: overthwarted, overthwarting, overthwarts
    • related terms: overthwartness, overthwartly, overthwartwise
  15. recalcitrant (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unrecalcitrant, recalcitrate, recalcitrance, recalcitration
  16. refractory (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unrefractory, refractoriness, refractorily
  17. uncooperative (13 letter word)
  18. unfavorable (11 letter word)
    • related term: unfavorite
  19. unfriendly (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unfriendlike, unfriendship
  20. unpropitious (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unpropitiable, unpropitiative
  21. Adversaries (11 letter word)
    • related terms: adversarial, adversariness, adversarious
  22. adversarial (11 letter word)
  23. adversariness (13 letter word)
    • related terms: adversarial, adversarious
  24. adversarious (12 letter word)
    • related terms: adversarial, adversariness

Related phrases for the term adversary:

  1. bitter enemy (12 character phrase)
  2. open enemy (10 character phrase)
  3. opposing party (14 character phrase)
  4. opposite camp (13 character phrase)
  5. public enemy (12 character phrase)
  6. sworn enemy (11 character phrase)
  7. the loyal opposition (20 character phrase)
  8. the opposition (14 character phrase)

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