Synonym: enmity, hostility. Similar words: antagonist, advantage, take advantage of, agony, wagon, drag on, paragon, astonished. Meaning: [æn'tægənɪzəm] n. 1. a state of deep-seated ill-will 2. the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors 3. an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility 4. (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure.
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1. She felt nothing but antagonism towards her boss.
2. There's a history of antagonism between the two teams.
3. The antagonism he felt towards his old enemy was still very strong.
4. The new rules will create a lot of antagonism.
5. He feels a lot of anger/hostility/antagonism/animosity towards his father.
6. With urbanisation the antagonism between rich and poor sharpened.
7. You could sense the antagonism between them.
8. He seems to have an antagonism to the local people.
9. People did not feel a strong antagonism for established policy.
10. There is still much antagonism between trades unions and the oil companies.
11. The antagonism between Nature and nurture controls their fate.
12. We can encourage diversity, not division; achievement, not antagonism.
13. But there was also, despite the overt antagonism between them, a growing closeness too.
14. There should be an antagonism between Ed Gordon and Leonard Jeffries.
15. There is no visible grinding poverty and no antagonism towards tourists.
16. In the end, however, the antagonism towards newcomers is not a rationally calculated response.
17. Now that it is no longer traitorous, popular antagonism towards the Catholic church has become open.
18. Today, antagonism towards Birmingham remains as strong as when Jane Austen wrote the words in Emma in 1816.
19. Many punk bands extended this antagonism to all established rock musicians over the age of twenty-five.
20. This causes antagonism towards you faster than almost anything else.
21. The barely submerged class antagonism much alluded to in the local humour is both true and false.
22. Mitchell sees no clear way to end the antagonism between the two groups.
23. It was possible to feel the antagonism and hatred of the two sets of guards facing each other across the frontier.
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24. Anyone with half an eye could see Susan's antagonism towards her.
25. This led to sharp antagonism towards the full launch of assessment at 7 in 1991.
26. This practice had a curiously devious origin, in a supposed antagonism between epilepsy and schizophrenia.
27. But like other religions, Leavism offered the sweet joys of antagonism.
28. The Church and democracy had fought a war for temporal power, the Church had lost, and the antagonism lingered.
29. Pressing public necessity may sometimes justify the existence of such restrictions; racial antagonism never can....
30. Tuberculosis For another widespread disease the biochemical approach, and particularly the idea of competitive antagonism, proved to be more rewarding.
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