adversary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English adversarie, from Anglo-Norman aversaire (in Wace's Life of Saint Margaret) and Old French aversier, aversaire (French adversaire), from Latin adversārius, from adversus (turned toward).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæd.və.s(ə)ɹi/, /ˈæd.və.sɛɹi/, /ædˈvɜː.sə.ɹi/, /ədˈvɜː.sə.ɹi/[1][2]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæd.vəɹ.sɛɹi/
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Noun[edit]

adversary (plural adversaries)

  1. An opponent or rival.
    He prepared to fight his adversary.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
  2. ^ Pronunciation with /-ɛɹi/ is from UK audio file in Longman Exams Dictionary, even though IPA given in dictionary is /ˈæd.və.s(ə)ɹiː/