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Definition of "antagonism" []

  • Hostility that results in active resistance, opposition, or contentiousness. See Synonyms at enmity. (noun)
  • The condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor: the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism. (noun)
  • Biochemistry Interference in the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antagonism" in a sentence
  • "And even when they do manage to notice a rise in antagonism, they somehow employ the wrong strategy to placate it."
  • "Antagonism never lulled revolution, and antagonism is about all the capitalist class offers."
  • "I think that relationship of antagonism is pretty damn important to that type of fiction, and the fundamental difference in attitude between that and "pro-strange" WFA winners is a point of interest, surely."