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op·po·nent

 (ə-pō′nənt)
n.
1. One that opposes another or others, as in a battle, contest, or debate: a political opponent.
2. One who is hostile to an idea or cause: an opponent of gun control.
adj.
Acting against an antagonist or opposing force: opponent armies.

[Latin oppōnēns, oppōnent-, present participle of oppōnere, to oppose; see oppose.]

op·po′nen·cy n.
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opponent

(əˈpəʊnənt)
n
1. a person who opposes another in a contest, battle, etc
2. (Anatomy) anatomy an opponent muscle
adj
3. opposite, as in position
4. (Anatomy) anatomy (of a muscle) bringing two parts into opposition
5. opposing; contrary
[C16: from Latin oppōnere to oppose, from ob- against + pōnere to place]
opˈponency n
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op•po•nent

(əˈpoʊ nənt)

n.
1. a person who is on an opposing side in a game, controversy, or the like; adversary.
adj.
2. being opposite, as in position.
3. opposing; adverse; antagonistic.
4. Anat. bringing parts together or into opposition, as a muscle.
[1580–90; < Latin oppōnent-, s. of oppōnēns, present participle of oppōnere to place over, against]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opponent - a contestant that you are matched againstopponent - a contestant that you are matched against
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
2.opponent - someone who offers oppositionopponent - someone who offers opposition  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
dueler, duelist, dueller, duellist - a person who fights duels
foe, foeman, enemy, opposition - an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
Luddite - any opponent of technological progress
withstander - an opponent who resists with force or resolution; "obstinate withstanders of innovation"
Adj.1.opponent - characterized by active hostility; "opponent (or opposing) armies"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
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opponent

noun
1. adversary, rival, enemy, the opposition, competitor, challenger, foe, contestant, antagonist Mr Kennedy's opponent in the leadership contest
adversary friend, ally, colleague, associate, supporter, mate, helper, accomplice, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal)
2. opposer, dissident, objector, dissentient, disputant He became an outspoken opponent of the old Soviet system.
opposer supporter
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opponent

noun
1. One that opposes another in a battle, contest, controversy, or debate:
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Translations
protivník
modstander
vastustaja
protivnik
mótherji, andstæîingur
敵対者
대항자
oponentas
oponentspretinieks
nasprotnik
motståndare
ฝ่ายตรงข้าม
đối thủ

opponent

[əˈpəʊnənt] Nadversario/a m/f, contrincante mf; (in debate, discussion) → oponente mf, adversario/a m/f
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opponent

[əˈpəʊnənt] n
(in match, contest)adversaire m/f
Mr Kennedy's opponent in the leadership contest → l'adversaire de M. Kennedy dans la lutte pour le leadership
(political)opposant(e) m/f
his political opponents → ses opposants politiques
[idea, policy] → adversaire m/f
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opponent

nGegner(in) m(f); (in debate, battle of wits etc also) → Opponent m
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opponent

[əˈpəʊnənt] navversario/a; (in debate, discussion) → oppositore/trice
I have always been an opponent of privatization → sono sempre stato un accanito oppositore delle privatizzazioni
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opponent

(əˈpəunənt) noun
a person who opposes. an opponent of the government; He beat his opponent by four points.
opporˈtune adjective
coming at the right time. an opportune remark.
opporˈtunely adverb
opporˈtuneness noun
opportunism noun
opporˈtunist noun
a person who takes advantage of any circumstance which will help him personally. a political opportunist.
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opponent

خَصّمٌ protivník modstander Gegner αντίπαλος adversario vastustaja opposant protivnik avversario 敵対者 대항자 tegenstander motstander przeciwnik adversário оппонент motståndare ฝ่ายตรงข้าม karşıt đối thủ 对手
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opponent

n. oponente, antagonista, contrario-a;
a. opuesto-a, contrario-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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They have countered with questionable studies of their own, and used ad hominem attacks, using such terms as "fumophobe" to describe opponentes (15).