antagonism

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  • Info Antagonism is hostility that results in active resistance, opposition, or contentiousness.
  • You cannot make your antagonism to my husband much more pointed than you have already. Cited from The Deserter, by Charles King
  • This event only served to increase the antagonism between the former friends.
  • Have I done wrong to put you into antagonism with your father? Cited from Sunrise, by William Black
  • Any antagonisms between the villages on each side of the border were thus never very great.
  • There is no antagonism between religion and science, but that is a very different matter. Cited from Art, by Clive Bell
  • He almost felt he hated her, yet he knew he had no right to his antagonism. Cited from The Forfeit, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • After a while, however, the personal antagonisms led to him seeking another job.
  • Yet I found everywhere now the most direct antagonism between the two classes. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866, by Various
  • Despite their antagonism, the two were often in agreement on government policy.
  • In many cases hard feelings, antagonisms and even war sprang up between these two groups.
  • Usually it is thought that there is antagonism between work and play. Cited from How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions, Curry
  • It is not strange that the antagonism between the two parties should be lost sight of. Cited from A History of American Christianity, by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
  • Being human, they came into open antagonism to him and to the revival. Cited from A History of American Christianity, by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
  • From the information placed before the writer it would seem that the antagonism between men and animals was developed first. Cited from The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria, by W. Scott-Elliot
  • Gradually his look of stern antagonism had given way to one of attention. Cited from The Trail of '98, by Robert W. Service
  • Much has been said of the antagonism which exists between the different races of men. Cited from Life of Rutherford B. Hayes, by James Quay Howard
  • Yet he had never taken up an attitude of antagonism to the King.
  • Antagonism ran high between the old practice and the new.
  • There seemed to be a natural antagonism between him and them. Cited from The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Vol. 1, by John Charles Dent
  • He does not show open antagonism -- does not think of it. Cited from The Lone Ranche, by Captain Mayne Reid
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Words starting with antagonism

Meaning of antagonism

  • 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