antagonistic

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adjective an·tag·o·nis·tic \ (ˌ)an-ˌta-gə-ˈnis-tik \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of antagonistic

:showing dislike or opposition :marked by or resulting from antagonism
  • an antagonistic relationship
  • factions antagonistic to one another

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

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Origin and Etymology of antagonistic


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

: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 :characterized by or resulting from antagonism
  • antagonistic antibiotics
2 :relating to or being muscles that are antagonists
  • skeletal muscles arranged in antagonistic pairs

antagonistically

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