Friend and Opponent


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Friend noun – A person who has a strong liking for and trust in another.
Usage example: really close friends who like to do everything together and are always sharing secrets

Opponent is an antonym for friend in topics: companion, confidant, benefactor, enemy.
Nearby Words: friendly, friendliness, friendship, friendless, friended
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Opponent noun – One that is hostile toward another.
Usage example: the senator has many political opponents who would love to ruin his career

Friend is an antonym for opponent in topics: adversary, supporter, person with whom one competes.
Antonyms for Opponent
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How words are described

human human friend human opponent
good good friend good opponent
female female friend female opponent
true true friend true opponent
Other adjectives: dead, single, powerful, actual, real, main, new, injured, former, fallen, victorious, remaining, blind, last, said, invisible.

Both words in one sentence

  • Creator / G. K. Chesterton Chesterton himself was later subject to this; his friend and opponent George Bernard Shaw caricatured him as "Immenso Champernoon" in an unproduced portion of Back to Methuselah.
  • Shapeshifting Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Impersonating the form of an opponent's friend or teammate during battle, to mentally break the opponent down.
    Source: Shapeshifting
  • It was used by a friend of one of them, who shot their opponent in the back from the stands.
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Opponent or Friend. 2016. Accessed February 28, 2021.

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