Definition of enemy
- alcohol was his greatest enemy
He made a lot of enemies during the course of his career.
Tradition is the enemy of progress.
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: someone who hates another : someone who attacks or tries to harm another
: something that harms or threatens someone or something
: a group of people (such as a nation) against whom another group is fighting a war
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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