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nemesis Explained

nemesis at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


nemesis at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) nemeses

nemesis at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1553, in allusion to Nemesis, Gk. goddess of retribution or vengeance, related to nemein "distribute, allot, apportion one's due." ///

nemesis at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [singular] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: Nemesis goddess of destruction, from Greek, from nemein 'to give out']//
1 an opponent or enemy that is likely to be impossible for you to defeat, or a situation that is likely to be impossible for you to deal with: meet/face your nemesis // --In the final he will meet his old nemesis, Pete Sampras.//
2 literary a punishment that is deserved and cannot be avoided:

nemesis at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

TCP/IP Packet Injection Suite The Nemesis Project is designed to be a commandline-based, portable human IP stack for UNIX/Linux. The suite is broken down by protocol and should allow for useful scripting of injected packet streams from simple shell scripts. Key features: * support for ARP, DNS, ICMP, IGMP, OSPF, RIP, TCP, UDP protocols * layer 2 or layer 3 injection * packet payload from file From Debian 3.0r0 APT

Nemesis at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Greek goddess of retribution. In the earliest Greek religion she was worshiped as a fertility goddess. Later legends told how Zeus, in the form of a swan, coupled with her in the form of a goose. Nemesis then laid the egg from which Helen of Troy was born (in other versions Leda was said to be Helen's mother). Nemesis dealt out punishments that expressed gods' disapproval of human presumption. Her cult was also popular in Rome, particularly among soldiers.

Nemesis at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "Nemesis":
Alecto, Astraea, Dike, Jupiter Fidius, Justice, Justitia, Loki,
Megaera, Minos, Rhadamanthus, Set, Themis, Tisiphone, Typhon,
avenger, blindfolded Justice, burning rage, furious rage, furor,
fury, passion, rage, revanchist, tearing passion, the Erinyes,
the Eumenides, the Furies, towering rage, vehemence, vindicator,

nemesis at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "nemesis":
affliction, bane, bugbear, burden, calamity, castigation,
chastening, chastisement, condign punishment, correction,
crushing burden, curse, death, defensibility, deserts, destruction,
disciplinary measures, discipline, disease, drumhead justice,
dueness, equitableness, equity, evenhandedness, evil, ferule,
give-and-take, grievance, harm, infliction, judgment,
judicial punishment, justice, justifiability, justifiableness,
justification, justness, lawfulness, legality, measure for measure,
meetness, open wound, pains, pains and punishments, pay, payment,
penal retribution, penalty, penology, pest, pestilence, plague,
poetic justice, properness, propriety, punishment, punition,
retribution, retributive justice, right, rightfulness, rightness,
rude justice, running sore, scales of justice, scourge,
summary justice, thorn, torment, vexation, visitation,
warrantability, warrantedness, well-deserved punishment,
what is right, what-for, woe

Némésis at French => English Of Explained:

Némésis [nemezi]

Nemesis at Dutch => English Of Explained:

Nemesis [nəmɛzəs]

nemesis at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Enemy): enemy, antagonist, foe, adversary, nemesis, opponent.

[N] (Demon): demon, evil genius, fiend, devil, nemesis, succubus, phantom, spectre, Mephistopheles, fury, harpy, vampire, ghoul, ogre, ogress, gnome, jinn, imp.

nemesis at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U, sing.] (formal) punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided

Nemesis at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Nemesis \Nem"e*sis\, n. [L., fr. gr. ?, orig., distribution, fr.
? to distribute. See {Nomad}.] (Class. Myth.)
The goddess of retribution or vengeance; hence, retributive
justice personified; divine vengeance.

This is that ancient doctrine of nemesis who keeps
watch in the universe, and lets no offense go
unchastised. --Emerson.

Nemesis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and
2: something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"
[syn: {bane}, {curse}, {scourge}]

nemesis at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Nemesis


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From the Greek goddess of retribution Nemesis.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈnɛməsɪs/


Inter: en-noun » pl='''nemeses
  • Inter: chiefly » North America An archenemy
    1. "Batman is in constant conflict with his nemesis, The Joker."
    2. Inter: chiefly » non-North American usage A person or character who specifically brings about the downfall of another person or character
    3. The principle of retributive justice.
    4. Inter: usually » singular|formal A punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided.
    5. The polar opposite of a character.
    6. A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.


      Inter: trans-see » archenemy

    Inter: trans-top » principle of retributive justice
    • Cebuano: Inter: tø » ceb|gaba

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|одмазда|f|tr=ódmazda|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|wrekende gerechtigheid

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kohtalo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » polar opposite of a character
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|tegenvoeter

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nemesis

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » righteous infliction or retribution
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|報應|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|报应|tr=bàoyìng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|剋星|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|克星|tr=kèxīng|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hyvitys

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|報復|tr=ほうふく, hōfuku|sc=Jpan
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|одмазда|f|tr=ódmazda|sc=Cyrl
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|возмездие|n|tr=vozmézdije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|воздаяние|n|tr=vozdajánije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|расплата|f|tr=raspláta|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * archnemesis
    • nemetic

      Related terms

      * antagonist
    • villain
    • rival
    • bane
    • archenemy
    • adversary


      * Meissen
    • misseen
    • siemens



    Inter: la-noun » nemesis|nemesis|nemesis|f|third
  • nemesis


    Inter: la-decl-3rd-PAR-navis » nemesis|nemesis|nemes|nemes

  • Translation: et » nemesis
    Translation: el » nemesis
    Translation: fr » nemesis
    Translation: ko » nemesis
    Translation: hu » nemesis
    Translation: mg » nemesis
    Translation: my » nemesis
    Translation: pl » nemesis
    Translation: ru » nemesis
    Translation: fi » nemesis
    Translation: sv » nemesis
    Translation: ta » nemesis
    Translation: vi » nemesis
    Translation: zh » nemesis

    Nemesis at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » nemesis


    Inter: wikipedi » a


    From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » Νέμεσις|lang=grc.


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈnɛməsɪs/

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Greek go » d the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance


    Inter: trans-top » Greek goddess
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|涅墨西斯|tr=Nièmòxīsī|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|Nemesis|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Nemesis|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|Nemesis
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Némésis|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Nemesis|f
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|Νέμεσις|f|tr=Némesis|sc=Grek
    • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|Νέμεσις|f|tr=Nemesis|sc=polytonic

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|Nemeszisz
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ネメシス|tr=Nemeshisu
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|네메시스|tr=Nemesiseu|sc=Kore
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|Nemezis|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: qualifier » Portugal Inter: t+ » pt|Némesis|f, Inter: qualifier » Brazil Inter: t- » pt|Nêmesis|f
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Немезида|f|tr=Nemezída
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Némesis|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » Nemesis
    Translation: es » Nemesis
    Translation: fr » Nemesis
    Translation: tr » Nemesis
    Translation: zh » Nemesis