As a noun or adjective. For example as in the sentence: He proved to be a fair-weather (antonym?) friend.

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    true friend – Jim Jun 8 '17 at 2:19
  • The question is unclear. Which kind of antonym? Someone who is a friend in all kinds of situations (weather)? Someone who is a friend only when things are going badly (bad weather)? Someone who is an enemy when things are going well (fair weather)? Something else? Unclear. – Drew Jun 8 '17 at 3:52
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    steadfast friend, friend through thick and thin – Xanne Jun 8 '17 at 4:41

Not so common but all-weather friend is used in this sense.

Urban Dictionary:

all-weather friend
A friend who helps you every time. Either in a happiness or sorrowfulness.
China and Nepal are all-weather friends. Both countries help to each other in each and every different situations.


A friend in need is a friend indeed

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