opponent opponent  /ə ˈpoʊ nənt/


  1. (n) a contestant that you are matched against
  2. (n) someone who offers opposition
  3. (adj) characterized by active hostility

Derived Word(s)


  1. All the talk today is about my opponent's selection of his running mate.
  2. But she's a formidable opponent and she's done very well, in my view.
  3. He charged his pathetic opponent like a volley of round-shot.


  1. Rashad Evans is Aware of Dan Henderson’s Big Right Hand, but Isn’t Afraid of It

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is very familiar with his UFC 161 opponent Dan Henderson.  He’s been a fan of him for years. 
    on June 14, 2013     Source: MMA Weekly via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Jon Jones set for UFC 165 bout with Alexander Gustafsson

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has a date and an opponent for his next title fight. He's facing Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 on Sept. 21, in Toronto. So I'm sure you all heard the news. September 21, 2013 … Continue reading ?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Cagewriter via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Summer Opponent Preview: Oklahoma Sooners

    Summer Opponent Preview: Oklahoma Sooners
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh


  1. "We see America as the greatest force for good in this world," Palin said at a fund-raising event in Colorado, adding, "Our opponent though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists...
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: CNN

  2. "Not content to merely predict failure in Iraq, my opponent tried to legislate failure," McCain said.
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I believe very strongly in this campaign," Clinton said at a press conference at her national headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. "We had a great month fundraising in January, but my opponent was able to raise more money. We intended to be...
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Bloomberg

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