Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun enemy

4 senses of enemy

Sense 1
enemy -- (an opposing military force; "the enemy attacked at dawn")
       => military unit, military force, military group, force -- (a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men")

Sense 2
enemy, foe, foeman, opposition -- (an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies")
       => adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister -- (someone who offers opposition)

Sense 3
enemy -- (any hostile group of people; "he viewed lawyers as the real enemy")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Sense 4
foe, enemy -- (a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years")
       => rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender -- (the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing")

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