- of or relating to the athletic contests held in ancient Greece
striving to overcome in argument
a dialectical and agonistic approach
struggling for effect
How To Use agonistic In A Sentence
- It's here that he rails for the umpteenth time against lesser critics who have dared to suggest that his boisterous, agonistic account of writerly influence might be weighted in favour of a certain masculinist tradition. The Anatomy of Influence by Harold Bloom – review
- So essentially antagonistic class interests sharing the same region find themselves allying with each other in their mutual self-interests.
- By these tests we plainly understand the “flesh” to be antagonistical to the Spirit. The Gospel Day Or, the Light of Christianity
- I am not in any way saying this to be antagonistic, nor to disparage anyone's beliefs; that isn't my way, or my purpose in starting this.
- The ceremony at the square was watched by more than three thousand people, including many who had been so antagonistic to him.
- Deeply antagonistic to reformist compromises with bourgeois democracy, syndicalists also disputed the Leninist strategy of organizing revolution via a vanguard party.
- Urine-borne chemical cues influence the progression and outcome of agonistic encounters in lobsters and crayfish.
- a dialectical and agonistic approach
- His brothers had been, by turns, indifferent and antagonistic to this last-born of the Angevin eaglets... with one exception. HERE BE DRAGONS
- It is clear that you and your daughter have had a difficult and at times antagonistic relationship over the years. Times, Sunday Times