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[fren-uh-mee] /ˈfrɛn ə mi/

Informal. a person or group that is friendly toward another because the relationship brings benefits, but harbors feelings of resentment or rivalry:
Clearly, turning the competition into frenemies is good for your business.

a person who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy; a rival with which one maintains friendly relations

There seems to be a frenemy relationship between Google and other search engines.
Word Origin

Usage Note

also adj.


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