opponentnoun [ C ]uk /əˈpəʊ.nənt/ us /əˈpoʊ.nənt/
a political opponent
- She had a decided advantage over her opponent.
- She hit the ball so hard that her opponent had no chance to establish any rhythm in her game.
- Turner's opponent in the quarter-finals of the darts is the No. 1 seed.
- Targeting the opponent's weak spots is a typical technique in politics.
- His bad behaviour provided plenty of ammunition for his opponents.