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enemy

en·e·my

enemy

 
 
pronunciation:
e n mi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: enemies
definition 1: one who hates or wants to harm another.
The wicked king made many enemies among his people.
synonyms:
adversary, antagonist, foe
antonyms:
friend
similar words:
attacker, opponent
definition 2: a state or power that hates or fights another.
During World War II, Germany and Japan were the enemies of the United States.
similar words:
adversary, opposition, power
definition 3: something likely to cause harm or injury.
Hungry insects can be an enemy to growing vegetables.
synonyms:
curse
similar words:
blight, evil, jinx
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