antagonistic

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Etymology[edit]

From antagonist +‎ -ic

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  • IPA(key): /æn.tæ.ɡə.ˈnɪs.tɪk/

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antagonistic (comparative more antagonistic, superlative most antagonistic)

  1. Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
    • Milman
      They were distinct, adverse, even antagonistic.
    • 2002, Barry Ames, The Deadlock of Democracy in Brazil, page 171:
      And deputies from opposing parties, inherently more antagonistic than deputies from the same party, can be bought at a lower price.

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