Synonyms and Antonyms of nemesis
1 one who inflicts punishment in return for an injury or offense Batman is the Joker's main nemesis and always foils his wicked plots Synonyms of nemesis avenger, castigator, chastiser, punisher, scourge, vigilante Words Related to nemesis revenger; redresser, righter; requiter Near Antonyms of nemesis ransomer, redeemer, vindicator
2 suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense social ostracism was once society's nemesis for those who defied its sexual mores Synonyms of nemesis castigation, chastisement, comeuppance, correction, desert(s), discipline, punishment, penalty, wrathWords Related to nemesis reprisal, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance; assessment, charge, fine, mulct; example, sentence; confinement, imprisonment, incarceration; condemnation, damnation, denouncement; censure, criticism, rebuke, reprimand, reproofNear Antonyms of nemesis amnesty, indemnity, pardon, parole; acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication; exemption, immunity, impunity; release; commutation, reprieve; absolution, forgiveness, remission, remitment; condonation, disregard, overlooking
3 a source of harm or misfortune irrationality is the nemesis of democracy, for good government depends upon the wisdom of the electorate Synonyms of nemesis affliction, curse, bane, scourgeWords Related to nemesis hex, hoodoo, jinx; danger, hazard, menace, peril, risk, threat, trouble; booby trap, catch, pitfall, snagNear Antonyms of nemesis advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; comfort, consolation, solace; delight, joy, pleasure; armor, defense, guard, protection, safeguard, safety, security, shieldAntonyms of nemesis benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, good, manna, windfall
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