- 1Showing or feeling active opposition or hostility towards someone or something: he was antagonistic to the government’s reforms an antagonistic group of bystandersMore example sentences
hostile, opposed, inimical, antipathetic, unsympathetic, ill-disposed, resistant, averse; against, (dead) set against, at odds with, at variance with, in disagreement with, dissenting fromhostile, aggressive, belligerent, bellicose, pugnacious, combative, contentious, truculent, confrontational, quarrelsome, argumentative• rare oppugnant
- 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.
- 2 Biochemistry & Physiology Relating to an antagonist or its action.More example sentences
- Furthermore, an antagonistic effect of added amino acids, such as glutamine, on sucrose-induced GS expression was observed.
- The arms are an important means of defence of our vulnerable points, including the head, chest, and abdomen, as well as of antagonistic connections to others.
- This is compatible with a genuine antagonistic action of the drugs during their gradual diffusion and washout.
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- We found that mildly deleterious mutations interacted synergistically in poor-resource environments but antagonistically in rich-resource environments.
- We discuss alternative pathways of sexual selection that may have acted in this system, including the possibility that female preferences and male traits have evolved antagonistically.
- In this process, we see the fallacy of blaming others for our emotional reactions and we are less likely to act out antagonistically or violently toward others.