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nem·e·sis

 (nĕm′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. nem·e·ses (-sēz′)
1. A source of harm or ruin: Uncritical trust is my nemesis.
2. Retributive justice in its execution or outcome: To follow the proposed course of action is to invite nemesis.
3. An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome.
4. One that inflicts retribution or vengeance.
5. Nemesis Greek Mythology The goddess of retributive justice or vengeance.

[Greek, retribution, the goddess Nemesis, from nemein, to allot; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]
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Nemesis

(ˈnɛmɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the goddess of retribution and vengeance
2. (sometimes not capital) any agency of retribution and vengeance
[C16: via Latin from Greek: righteous wrath, from némein to distribute what is due]
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nem•e•sis

(ˈnɛm ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
1. a source or cause of harm or failure.
2. an unconquerable opponent or rival.
3. (cap.) the ancient Greek goddess of divine retribution.
4. an agent or act of retribution.
[1575–85; < Latin < Greek]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nemesis - (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeanceNemesis - (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.nemesis - something causing misery or deathnemesis - something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"
affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
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nemesis

noun retribution, fate, destruction, destiny, vengeance So far they had escaped their nemesis, but that afternoon it was to fall heavily on them.
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nemesis

noun
One who is hostile to or opposes the purposes or interests of another:
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nêmese

nemesis

[ˈnemɪsɪs] N (nemeses (pl)) → (justo) castigo m
AIDS is our collective nemesisSIDA representa nuestro castigo colectivo
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nemesis

[ˈnɛməsɪs] nnémésis f
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nemesis

nNemesis f (liter), → die gerechte Strafe
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Nemesis

[ˈnɛmɪsɪs] n (Myth) → Nemesi f (fig) nemesisnemesi f
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