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- Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
- 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.
- See also Wikisaurus:combative