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[foh] /foʊ/

a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy:
a bitter foe.
a military enemy; hostile army.
a person belonging to a hostile army or nation.
an opponent in a game or contest; adversary:
a political foe.
a person who is opposed in feeling, principle, etc., to something:
a foe to progress in civil rights.
a thing that is harmful to or destructive of something:
Sloth is the foe of health.
(formal or literary) another word for enemy
Friends of the Earth

Old English gefa “foe, enemy, adversary in a blood feud” (the prefix denotes “mutuality”), from fah “at feud, hostile,” from Proto-Germanic *fakhaz (cf. Old High German fehan “to hate,” Gothic faih “deception”), probably from PIE root *peig- “evil-minded, treacherous, hostile” (cf. Sanskrit pisunah “malicious,” picacah “demon;” Greek pikros “bitter;” Lithuanian piktas “wicked, angry,” pekti “to blame”). Weaker sense of “adversary” is first recorded c.1600.
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Friends of the Earth


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