antagonism Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
noun the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
- the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism
noun an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
noun (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
EtymologyGr. , fr. to struggle against; against + to contend or struggle, contest: cf. F.
Opposition of action; counteraction or contrariety of things or principles. ✍ We speak of antagonism between two things, to or against a thing, and sometimes with a thing.
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