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Definitions of antagonistic

  1. opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. arousing animosity or hostility; "his antagonizing brusqueness"; "Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Alt. of Antagonistical Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Contending against; acting in opposition; opposed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Opposing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Opposed; hostile. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Contending against; antagonist. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Striving against. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for antagonistic

  1. Lady Caroline's favourite scheme of entertaining was to bring jarring and antagonistic elements into close contact and play them remorselessly one against the other. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  2. Sir John Blake soon found this out, and not liking the lad, whose character was antagonistic to his own in every way, never lost an opportunity of what he called " putting him in his place," perhaps because something warned him that this awkward, handsome boy would become a stumbling- block to his successful feet. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
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