antagonistic

  • 1 Antagonistic — An*tag o*nis tic, Antagonistical An*tag o*nis tic*al, a. Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces. {An*tag o*nis tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] They were distinct, adverse, even antagonistic. Milman.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 antagonistic — index adverse (hostile), antipathetic (oppositional), averse, contradictory, different, discordant …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 antagonistic to — index contrary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 antagonistic — (adj.) 1630s, from ANTAGONIST (Cf. antagonist) + IC (Cf. ic). Related: Antagonistical (1620s); antagonistically …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 antagonistic — counteractive, counter, *adverse Analogous words: opposing, resisting, withstanding, contesting, fighting, combating, conflicting (see RESIST): incompatible, discordant, *inconsonant: hostile (see corresponding noun at ENMITY): *antipathetic,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 antagonistic — [an tag΄ə nis′tik] adj. showing antagonism; acting in opposition antagonistically adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 antagonistic — adj. antagonistic to; towards (he is very antagonistic to us) * * * [ænˌtægə nɪstɪk] towards (he is very antagonistic to us) antagonistic to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 antagonistic — an|tag|o|nis|tic [ənˌtægəˈnıstık] adj 1.) unfriendly; wanting to argue or disagree = ↑hostile ▪ an antagonistic attitude 2.) opposed to an idea or group antagonistic to/towards ▪ antagonistic to new ideas >antagonistically [ kli] adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 antagonistic — adjective 1. indicating opposition or resistance (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑counter • Similar to: ↑negative • Derivationally related forms: ↑antagonist, ↑antagonism 2. charac …

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  • 10 antagonistic — an·tag·o·nis·tic (.)an .tag ə nis tik adj 1) characterized by or resulting from antagonism <antagonistic antibiotics> 2) relating to or being muscles that are antagonists <skeletal muscles arranged in antagonistic pairs>… …

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  • 11 antagonistic — an|tag|o|nis|tic [ æn,tægə nıstık ] adjective 1. ) disliking someone or something very much and behaving in a very unfriendly way toward them: antagonistic toward/to: You sound very antagonistic toward her. 2. ) opposing something strongly …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 antagonistic — [[t]æntæ̱gənɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ to/towards n If a person is antagonistic to someone or something, they show hatred or dislike towards them. Nearly all the women I interviewed were aggressively antagonistic to the idea …

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  • 13 antagonistic — adjective 1 unfriendly; wanting to argue or disagree: an antagonistic attitude 2 opposed to an idea or group (+ to/towards): antagonistic to new ideas antagonistically /kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 antagonistic — adjective 1) he was antagonistic to the reforms Syn: hostile to, against, (dead) set against, opposed to, inimical to, antipathetic to, ill disposed to, resistant to, in disagreement with; informal anti Ant: sympathetic, pro 2) …

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  • 15 antagonistic — UK [ænˌtæɡəˈnɪstɪk] / US adjective 1) disliking someone or something very much and behaving in a very unfriendly way towards them antagonistic towards/to: You sound very antagonistic towards her. 2) opposing something strongly …

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  • 16 antagonistic — adjective /æn.tæ.ɡə.ˈnɪs.tɪk/ Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces …

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  • 17 antagonistic — antagonist ► NOUN ▪ an open opponent or enemy. DERIVATIVES antagonistic adjective. ORIGIN Greek antag nist s, from antag nizesthai struggle against …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 antagonistic — adjective Date: 1632 marked by or resulting from antagonism • antagonistically adverb …

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  • 19 antagonistic — antagonistically, adv. /an tag euh nis tik/, adj. 1. acting in opposition; opposing, esp. mutually. 2. hostile; unfriendly. [1625 35; ANTAGONIST + IC] * * * …

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  • 20 antagonistic — Synonyms and related words: acrid, adversary, adversative, adverse, adversive, aggressive, alien, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous, at cross purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, averse, balancing, battling, bellicose …

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