Competitor and Opponent


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Competitor noun – One who strives for the same thing as another.
Usage example: the competitors for this prestigious science award come from the best high schools in the country

Opponent is a synonym for competitor in rival topic. In some cases you can use "Opponent" instead a noun "Competitor", when it comes to topics like person, conflict, contestant, person willing to enter contest. popular alternative
Nearby Words: competition, compete, competitive, competitiveness, competitively
Synonyms for Competitor


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Opponent noun – One that takes a position opposite another in a competition or conflict.
Usage example: in martial arts, before the match begins, always bow to your opponent

Competitor is a synonym for opponent in rival topic. You can use "Competitor" instead a noun "Opponent", if it concerns topics such as person, conflict, adversary, person with whom one competes. popular alternative
Synonyms for Opponent

How words are described

human human competitor human opponent
good good competitor good opponent
female female competitor female opponent
single single competitor single opponent
Other adjectives: strong, powerful, actual, male, tough, serious, dangerous, main, capable, new, major, former, fallen, larger, primary, remaining, smaller, last, said, stronger, strongest.

Both words in one sentence

  • Goku himself is combination of the first variety of this and Spirited Competitor unless his opponent's evil registers to him even more than their power does.
  • Nothing breeds sympathy like watching a competitor being unfairly mocked because he had the audacity to follow the rules while his opponent was ruled the winner for being ignorant.
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors One competitor even brought a laptop computer to help him predict what his opponent would choose.
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