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antagonistic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite indicating opposition or resistance
    counter.
  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
    incompatible.
  5. adjective satellite incapable of harmonious association
WordNet

An*tag`o*nis"tic, An*tag`o*nis"tic*al adjective (Also<
  • Antagonistic
  • Antagonistical
)
Definitions
  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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