1、ad- "to" + vers- + -ary.
2、含义：turned toward, fronting, facing, turned against. => hostile, adverse, unfavorable.
3、=> opponent, adversary, rival, enemy; opposite, hostile, contrary.
- adversary (n.)
- mid-14c., aduersere, from Anglo-French adverser (13c.), Old French adversaire "adversary, opponent, enemy," or directly from Latin adversarius "opponent, adversary, rival," noun use of adjective meaning "opposite, hostile, contrary," literally "turned toward one," from adversus "turned against" (see adverse). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by wiðerbroca.
- 1. Elliott crossed the finish line just half a second behind his adversary.
- 2. He saw her as his main adversary within the company.
- 3. He was as devious as his adversary was ruthless.
- 4. He was dismayed at the size of his adversary.
- 5. He has to pit his wits against an adversary who is cool, clever and cunning.
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