antagonistic


an·tag·o·nis·tic

adjective \(ˌ)an-ˌta-gə-ˈnis-tik\

: showing dislike or opposition : showing antagonism

Full Definition of ANTAGONISTIC

:  marked by or resulting from antagonism
an·tag·o·nis·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ANTAGONISTIC

  1. They found it impossible to deal with such antagonistic groups.
  2. <countries that have been antagonistic towards each other for centuries>

First Known Use of ANTAGONISTIC

1632

an·tag·o·nis·tic

adjective \(ˌ)an-ˌtag-ə-ˈnis-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANTAGONISTIC

1
: characterized by or resulting from antagonism <antagonistic antibiotics>
2
: relating to or being muscles that are antagonists <skeletal muscles arranged in antagonistic pairs>
an·tag·o·nis·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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