[ US /ænˈtæɡəˌnɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /æntˈæɡənˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
    the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism
  2. an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
  3. a state of deep-seated ill-will
  4. (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
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How To Use antagonism In A Sentence

  • I think on the one hand Leigh's talking most immediately about the issues developers have with criticism of games, which seems to stem from the use of metacritic as a basis for determining where money in the games industry goes, which unfortunately codifies antagonism between game critics and game creators, who both love games. Tape Song
  • Unlike the "caucus" threads, the article and reply posts of an "ecumenic" thread can discuss more than one belief, but antagonism is not tolerable. Latest Articles
  • But when restraints to which he had long been accustomed and to which he yielded passive obedience were removed, and he was left in a condition of license, all the abeyant passions of his undisciplined nature were brought into prominence and antagonism with an environment where reciprocal obligations have not always found their highest expression. The American Negro: What He Was, What He Is, and What He May Become: A Critical and Practical Discussion
  • The end result recalls the heady absurdism of Richard Lester's "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) spiked with Eastern antagonisms. Not for the Faint of Heart
  • The opposite of honourable antagonism between men is honourable alliance, typically affirmed in the image and name of the brother.
  • This suddenly changed the long-standing political antagonism between the East and the West.
  • It was possible to feel the antagonism and hatred of the two sets of guards facing each other across the frontier.
  • With urbanisation the antagonism between rich and poor sharpened.
  • If we may safely apply Trotter's generalization to the present antagonism among groups (within nations, and also national groups) we might say that the rapid differentiation of the human species has had an effect of creating within the species _man_ a large number of types of sub-specific value, and in this respect man differs greatly from any other species. The Psychology of Nations A Contribution to the Philosophy of History
  • Conclusion Proper concentration I and Se have obvious antagonism against rat fluorosis.
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