There are 2 definitions of Nemesis in English:

Nemesis

Syllabification: Nem·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈneməsis
 
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Greek Mythology
  • A goddess usually portrayed as the agent of divine punishment for wrongdoing or presumption (hubris).

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There are 2 definitions of Nemesis in English:

nemesis

Syllabification: nem·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈneməsis
 
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noun (plural nemeses /-ˌsēz/)

  • 1The inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall: the balance beam was the team’s nemesis, as two gymnasts fell from the apparatus
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    • The title explains a lot - a dishonoured soccer champ wants to assemble and coach a winning team to confront his nemesis, while mouthy yet impecunious martial artist Sing wants to spread the word of kung fu.
    • Arrows have proven the nemesis of most teams visiting Durban and have established themselves as a formidable outfit.
    • He was contemplating a comeback recently when offered a place in the German Davis Cup team by his old nemesis Stich.
    Synonyms
    archrival, adversary, foe, opponent, arch enemy
  • 1.1A long-standing rival; an archenemy: will Harry Potter finally defeat his nemesis, Voldemort?
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    • Unsure of himself, Guy spoiled for a decisive battle with the Crusader nemesis, Saladin.
    • I offered coffee to anyone who came in the office, including my nemesis, Mr. Coffee Man.
    • Perhaps he feels he can now forgive his old nemesis the Bishop of Rome.
  • 1.2A downfall caused by an inescapable agent: one risks nemesis by uttering such words
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    • Nor is nemesis, the overpowering sense of eventual destruction, far from the political lives of these players.
    • In all the best blockbusters, when disaster has dawned and nemesis looks likely by breakfast, there appears in the script a snowy-haired elder.
    Synonyms
    downfall, undoing, ruin, ruination, destruction, Waterloo
  • 1.3 (often Nemesis) Retributive justice: nemesis is notoriously slow
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    • And as any student of Greek tragedy knows, the presence of hubris usually means that nemesis - the righteous retribution of the Gods - is not far behind.
    Synonyms
    retribution, vengeance, punishment, just deserts; fate, destiny

Origin

late 16th century: Greek, literally 'retribution', from nemein 'give what is due'.

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