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foe

foe

 
 
pronunciation:
fo
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who wishes ill on another; personal enemy.
Now that his old foe was being released from prison, he had begun to be fearful.They had a serious falling-out some years ago and have been foes ever since.
synonyms:
antagonist, enemy
antonyms:
friend
similar words:
adversary, archenemy, assailant
definition 2: an enemy in armed conflict or war; an opposing army or country.
They fought bravely against their foe.
synonyms:
enemy
similar words:
adversary, antagonist, belligerent, combatant, opponent
definition 3: an opponent or adversary in sports or the like.
The Michigan team has always been one of their fiercest foes.
synonyms:
adversary, competitor, opponent, rival
antonyms:
friend
similar words:
antagonist
definition 4: one who opposes something on grounds of principle or strong feeling.
I am a foe of mining in these wilderness areas.
synonyms:
opponent
similar words:
adversary
definition 5: something that functions to harm or destroy.
Poor nutrition is a foe of good health.
synonyms:
enemy
similar words:
bane
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