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a chief .
Satan; the Devil.
Contemporary Examples

He now reveals that Rich kept Israel alive through boycotts by supplying the country with oil, much of it from its archenemy Iran.
Marc Rich Spills His Secrets Allan Dodds Frank November 12, 2009

Historical Examples

But he was not prepared for the skilful trap which his archenemy was baiting for him, and into which he was to promptly fall.
The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum

And our archenemy dangling by the foot in mid-air, completely at our mercy!
David and the Phoenix Edward Ormondroyd

Thus does that archenemy favour his friends for a time, and thus does he at last reward them.
The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales Giraldus Cambrensis

Leithgow vouchsafed his archenemy no more than a look, but turned to the Hawk.
The Passing of Ku Sui Anthony Gilmore

He was not the archenemy of the movement (as some of the boys themselves thought): he simply had no use for it.
Tom Slade Percy K. Fitzhugh

The archenemy and his angels are thus left upon an earth devoid of human beings.
Our Day W. A. Spicer

noun (pl) -mies
a chief enemy
(often capital) the archenemy, the devil

also arch-enemy, 1540s, from arch- + enemy.


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