Enemy vs Fiend - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between enemy and fiend
is that enemy
is someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else while fiend
is (obsolete) an enemy, unfriend, or foe.
As a adjective enemy
is of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy.
Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.
- He made a lot of enemies after reducing the working hours in his department.
A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.
- Crush the enemy !
An alliance of such forces.
Something harmful or threatening to another
- rally together against a common enemy .
- The very thing the 16 skiers and snowboarders had sought — fresh, soft snow — instantly became the enemy . Somewhere above, a pristine meadow cracked in the shape of a lightning bolt, slicing a slab nearly 200 feet across and 3 feet deep. Gravity did the rest.
of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy
(obsolete) An enemy, unfriend, or foe.
(religious, archaic) The enemy of mankind, specifically, the Devil; Satan.
* 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 35:
A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.
* 1845 , E.A. Poe, "The Raven"
- At the confirmation ceremony the bishop would lay his hands on the child and tie around its forehead a linen band […]. This was believed to strengthen him against the assaults of the fiend […].
A very evil person
(informal) An addict or fanatic
- "Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend! "
- a jazz fiend
* dope fiend