(religion, Christianity) The Devil; Satan.
Other Word Forms of Adversary
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Adversary
- the Adversary
Origin of Adversary
A Biblical reference, Satan ultimately deriving from a borrowing of the Hebrew שָׂטָן (Śāṭān, “adversary, accuser”). (See also Satan).
Middle English adversarie from Latin adversārius enemy from adversus against adverse
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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