Foe and Rival


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

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


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Rival noun – One that takes a position opposite another in a competition or conflict.
Usage example: the boxer's toughest rival thus far

Foe is a synonym for rival in adversary topic. You can use "Foe" instead a noun "Rival", if it concerns topics such as opponent, enemy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: rivalry, rivaled, rivaling, rivalled
Synonyms for Rival

How words are described

old old foe old rival
current current foe current rival
true true foe true rival
dead dead foe dead rival
Other adjectives: strong, powerful, real, big, great, dangerous, main, personal, worthy, major, former, final, eternal, mysterious, primary, unknown, competent, greatest, recurring, one-time, hated, longtime, strongest.

Both words in one sentence

  • Call Back Tower of God has a pretty sweet one: while being forced to kill her niece and rival/foe Anak, Androssi has a flashback to the training sessions with, where she had with Baam about loneliness and cafeteria food.
    Source: Call Back
  • Removing the Rival Count Carl, an actor and foe of the Golden Age Green Arrow who used his mooks to sabotage his rival performers.
  • Foe Yay / Anime After a short fight he spares her (to her fury), because she reminds him of a childhood rival (with whom Zoro also seemed to have a foe yay).
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