Foe and Opponent


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Foe noun – One that is hostile toward another.
Usage example: are you friend or foe?

Opponent is a synonym for foe in enemy topic. In some cases you can use "Opponent" instead a noun "Foe", when it comes to topics like conflict. popular alternative
Synonyms for Foe


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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

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

How words are described

human human foe human opponent
current current foe current opponent
true true foe true opponent
difficult difficult foe difficult opponent
Other adjectives: strong, powerful, tough, superior, dangerous, main, major, unarmed, final, fallen, hapless, minor, deadly, challenging, formidable, primary, last, different, recurring, stronger, strongest, downed.

Both words in one sentence

  • For example, the Imperial Agent flashbangs his opponent, the Trooper cryo-grenades his foe, and the Smuggler disables his opponent's reproductive capabilities.
  • Katanas Are Just Better In one notable episode, Duncan is able to quickly dispatch a foe after they swap weapons—while Duncan was proficient in his opponent's weapon, his enemy was totally unfamiliar with the katana.
  • The Gambler His ultimate ability shows the opponent's hand, so to speak, by revealing all enemy locations and allowing him to teleport a huge distance to either ambush a lone foe or escape from impending danger.
    Source: The Gambler
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