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antagonistic
American English: /ænˌtæɡəˈnɪstɪk/
British English: /anˌtaɡ(ə)ˈnɪstɪk/

Translation of antagonistic in Spanish:

adjective

  • (behavior/attitude)
    to be antagonistic to somebody/somethingthey are openly antagonistic to him
    le son abiertamente hostiles
    a society antagonistic to change
    una sociedad que se opone al cambio
    Example sentences
    • It is no longer possible for any section of the global population to cling to a system of thinking that is uncompromisingly antagonistic to the thinking of others.
    • He was rude and antagonistic to my friends, kept picking arguments and was often deliberately provocative, manipulating people into tense arguments.
    • It recognizes that politics must have an underlying morality to it, but it is antagonistic to traditional morality.

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