Nemesis meaning

nĕmĭ-sĭs
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A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.
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Anyone or anything which seems to be the inevitable cause of someone's downfall or defeat.
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The definition of a nemesis is an enemy who can't be beaten.

An example of a nemesis is Lex Luther to Superman.

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An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome.
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The goddess of retributive justice, or vengeance.
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One that inflicts retribution or vengeance.
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The goddess of retributive justice or vengeance.
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(chiefly North America) An archenemy.
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(usually in the singular, formal) A punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided.
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Retributive justice in its execution or outcome.

To follow the proposed course of action is to invite nemesis.

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(chiefly non-North American usage) A person or character who specifically brings about the downfall of another person or character.
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The principle of retributive justice.
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The polar opposite of a character.
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(Greek mythology) The goddess of divine retribution and vengeance. Her Roman counterpart is Invidia.
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A source of harm or ruin.

Uncritical trust is my nemesis.

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Origin of nemesis

  • Greek retribution, the goddess Nemesis from nemein to allot nem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Νέμεσις (Nemesis).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the Greek goddess of retribution Nemesis.

    From Wiktionary