An example of a nemesis is Lex Luther to Superman.
- Gr. Myth. the goddess of retributive justice, or vengeance
- just punishment; retribution
- one who imposes retribution
- anyone or anything which seems to be the inevitable cause of someone's downfall or defeat
Origin of nemesisClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek nemein, to distribute, deal out: see -nomy
- A source of harm or ruin: Uncritical trust is my nemesis.
- Retributive justice in its execution or outcome: To follow the proposed course of action is to invite nemesis.
- An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome.
- One that inflicts retribution or vengeance.
- Nemesis Greek Mythology The goddess of retributive justice or vengeance.
Origin of nemesisGreek, retribution, the goddess Nemesis, from nemein, to allot; see nem- in Indo-European roots.
- (chiefly North America) An archenemy
- (chiefly non-North American usage) A person or character who specifically brings about the downfall of another person or character
- The principle of retributive justice.
- (usually in the singular, formal) A punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided.
- The polar opposite of a character.
- A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.
From the Greek goddess of retribution Nemesis.
From Ancient Greek ÎÎÎ¼ÎµÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (Nemesis).