Definition of Nemesis

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



2. Noun. Something causing misery or death. "The bane of my life"
Exact synonyms: Bane, Curse, Scourge
Generic synonyms: Affliction
Derivative terms: Scourge

Definition of Nemesis

1. n. The goddess of retribution or vengeance; hence, retributive justice personified; divine vengeance.

Definition of Nemesis

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly North America) An archenemy ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly non-North American usage) A person or character who specifically brings about the downfall of another person or character ¹

4. Noun. The principle of retributive justice. ¹

5. Noun. (usually singular formal) A punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided. ¹

6. Noun. The polar opposite of a character. ¹

7. Noun. A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nemesis

1. an unbeatable opponent [n NEMESES]

Medical Definition of Nemesis

1. 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) Origin: L, fr. Gr, orig, distribution, fr. To distribute. See Nomad. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nemesis

nematospiroides
nematospiroides dubius
nemertean
nemerteans
nemertes
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nemertine
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nemesia
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nemesis (current term)
nemetean
nemine contradicente
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nemophila
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nemophilist
nemophilists
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Literary usage of Nemesis

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1. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1915)
"Mi«Hc|HERE appears in the May number of "Education" "A mistake in judgment led him, Brutus, to the assassination of Caesar, and the inevitable nemesis ..."

2. The Cults of the Greek States by Lewis Richard Farnell (1896)
"Whatever view was taken of the nemesis of Rhamnus came to be taken of the ... with Aphrodite and Artemis, and frequently in the later period with nemesis. ..."

3. Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review (1859)
"Often the writer of the nemesis seems unmindful of the Oriental style in which the ... 1 nemesis Sacra: a Scries of Inquiries, philological and critical, ..."

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