Synonyms and Antonyms of friend
1 a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another <really close friends who like to do everything together and are always sharing secrets> Synonyms alter ego, amigo, buddy, chum, compadre, comrade, confidant, confidante, crony, familiar, intimate, mate [chiefly British], musketeer, pal Related Words acquaintance; associate, cohort, colleague, companion, fellow, hearty, hobnobber, partner, peer, sport; blood brother, brother, main man, sister; abettor (also abetter), accomplice, ally, collaborator, confederate; pen pal; benefactor, supporter, sympathizer, well-wisher; friendly Near Antonyms adversary, antagonist, competitor, opponent, rival; archenemy, nemesis Antonyms enemy, foe
2 a person who actively supports or favors a cause <hopes that the new governor will be a friend to environmental causes> Synonyms advocate, advocator, apostle, backer, booster, champion, expounder, espouser, exponent, gospeler (or gospeller), herald, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knightRelated Words loyalist, partisan (also partizan), stalwart; adherent, cohort, disciple, follower; interpreter; applauder, cheerleader, encourager, fellow travelerNear Antonyms enemy, foe, rival; belittler, critic, faultfinderAntonyms adversary, antagonist, opponent
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