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I want to describe a historical person as someone who makes lots of enemies. His name: Alexander Hamilton. I don't want to insult him, just state the facts.

Is there any word for someone who makes many enemies?

  • All help is appreciated!! – M. C. Jan 14 at 19:51
  • Welcome to EL&U. ...rivals are not necessarily enemies, and enemies may not be rivals – Cascabel Jan 14 at 19:57
  • I changed it for clarification reasons! Thanks for the comment! – M. C. Jan 14 at 19:59
  • That being said, you might want to flesh this out a little with some research and context....and as you are asking for a single word, a sentence with a blank to insert the desire word would help a lot. – Cascabel Jan 14 at 20:01
  • So I want to describe a historical person as someone who makes lots of enemies. His name: Alexander Hamilton. I don't want to insult him, just state the facts. – M. C. Jan 14 at 20:02
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I was thinking maybe antagonist(ic), but it seems like that doesn't quite fit. Maybe ill-disposed?

  • I've no doubt the most well-disposed, or saintly person makes enemies, perhaps by virtue of their saintliness. This is really a question about human relationships. And if the OP wants a sensible answer they will have to articulate more clearly what they mean. – WS2 Jan 15 at 8:09
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Such a word will be hard to find, I think it is better to just form a sentence that states that he had a multitude of enemies due to <<insert reason>>. There are many words to describe his possible nature though: antipathic, antagonistic, antithetical, odious, etc.

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