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Definition of opponent:

  1. One who opposes in a disputation, argument, or other verbal controversy; specifically, one who attacks some theirs or proposition, in distinction from the respondent, or defendant, who maintains it.
  2. One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe.
  3. Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.

Synonyms:

hostile, confrontation, opposite, oppositeness, resistance, resist, supporter, entrant, support, antonym, corrival, foeman, opposite word, player, obstructer, competition, obstructionist, resister, litigant, contrary, claimant, inverse, oppositionist, reverse, conflict, antagonist, opposer, thwarter, partner, adversary, equal, obstructor, contender, associate, defender, opposing.

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