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antagonistic

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adjective an·tag·o·nis·tic \(ˌ)an-ˌta-gə-ˈnis-tik\

Simple Definition of antagonistic

  • : showing dislike or opposition : showing antagonism

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of antagonistic

  1. :  marked by or resulting from antagonism

antagonistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of antagonistic in a sentence

  1. They found it impossible to deal with such antagonistic groups.

  2. <countries that have been antagonistic towards each other for centuries>



1632

First Known Use of antagonistic

1632


ANTAGONISTIC Defined for Kids

antagonistic

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adjective an·tag·o·nis·tic \an-ˌta-gə-ˈni-stik\

Definition of antagonistic for Students

  1. :  showing dislike or opposition :  hostile, unfriendly




Medical Dictionary

antagonistic

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adjective an·tag·o·nis·tic \(ˌ)an-ˌtag-ə-ˈnis-tik\

Medical Definition of antagonistic

  1. 1:  characterized by or resulting from antagonism <antagonistic antibiotics>

  2. 2:  relating to or being muscles that are antagonists <skeletal muscles arranged in antagonistic pairs>

antagonistically

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