Nemesis Definition

nĕmĭ-sĭs
nemeses
noun
nemeses
A source of harm or ruin.
Uncritical trust is my nemesis.
American Heritage
Retributive justice in its execution or outcome.
To follow the proposed course of action is to invite nemesis.
American Heritage
Just punishment; retribution.
Webster's New World
An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome.
American Heritage
The goddess of retributive justice, or vengeance.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

(Greek mythology) The goddess of divine retribution and vengeance. Her Roman counterpart is Invidia.

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Other Word Forms of Nemesis

Noun

Singular:
nemesis
Plural:
nemeses

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 the Greek goddess of retribution Nemesis.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek Νέμεσις (Nemesis).

    From Wiktionary

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