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1. antagonism

noun. ['ænˈtægəˌnɪzəm'] a state of deep-seated ill-will.

Synonyms

  • state
  • enmity
  • cold war
  • tension
  • suspicion
  • war
  • hostility
  • state of war

Antonyms

  • peace
  • dystopia
  • heterozygosity
  • immaturity

Etymology

  • ἀνταγωνιστής (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Antagonism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism
  • aphorism

Sentences with antagonism


1. Noun, singular or mass
A friendship based on antagonism and feeling poorly about yourself may be a friendship you are better off without.

2. antagonism

noun. ['ænˈtægəˌnɪzəm'] the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors.

Synonyms

  • opposition

Antonyms

  • motion
  • inaction

Etymology

  • ἀνταγωνιστής (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. antagonism

noun. ['ænˈtægəˌnɪzəm'] (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure.

Synonyms

  • hinderance
  • interference

Antonyms

  • unskillfulness
  • nonexistence
  • activity

Etymology

  • ἀνταγωνιστής (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. antagonism

noun. ['ænˈtægəˌnɪzəm'] an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility.

Synonyms

  • dislike
  • hostility
  • ill will

Antonyms

  • action
  • inactiveness
  • unemployment
  • maturity

Etymology

  • ἀνταγωνιστής (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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