againster

noun against·er \ əˈgen(t)-stər , -ˈgin(t)- , -ˈgān(t)- \

Definition of againster

plural againsters
informal
: a person who frequently or habitually expresses opposition to the ideas or policies of others
  • Gerry Ford has always been an “againster.” That was the duty of the Republican leadership in the House—never to propose, always to oppose.
  • —Thomas P. “Tip” O'Neillquoted in The (Dubuque, Iowa) Telegraph Herald11 Jan. 1976

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