Associations to the word «Nemesis»


NEMESIS, noun. (chiefly North America) An archenemy
NEMESIS, noun. (chiefly non-North American usage) A person or character who specifically brings about the downfall of another person or character
NEMESIS, noun. The principle of retributive justice.
NEMESIS, noun. (usually in the singular) (formal) A punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided.
NEMESIS, noun. The polar opposite of a character.
NEMESIS, noun. A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.
NEMESIS, proper noun. (Greek god) The goddess of divine retribution.
NEMESIS, proper noun. (astronomy) Short for 128 Nemesis, a main belt asteroid.

Dictionary definition

NEMESIS, noun. (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance.
NEMESIS, noun. Something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life".

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