antagonism

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀνταγωνιστής (antagōnistḗs, opponent), from ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι (antagōnízesthai, antagonize), from ἀγών (agṓn, contest) (English agon).

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  • IPA(key): /ænˈtæɡənɪzəm/

Noun[edit]

antagonism (countable and uncountable, plural antagonisms)

  1. A strong natural dislike or hatred; antipathy.
    Their longstanding antagonism is manifested in frequent scuffles and shouting matches.

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Etymology[edit]

From French antagonisme

Noun[edit]

antagonism n (plural antagonisme)

  1. antagonism

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