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antagonistic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite indicating opposition or resistance
  2. adjective satellite characterized by antagonism or antipathy
    antipathetic; antipathetical.
    • slaves antagonistic to their masters
    • antipathetic factions within the party
  3. adjective arousing animosity or hostility
    • his antagonistic brusqueness
    • Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States
  4. adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
  5. adjective satellite incapable of harmonious association

An*tag`o*nis"tic, An*tag`o*nis"tic*al adjective (Also<
  • Antagonistic
  • Antagonistical
  1. Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces. -- An*tag`o*nis"tic*al*ly, adv.
    They were distinct, adverse, even antagonistic. Milman.

Webster 1913

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