Definition of antagonistic in English:

antagonistic

Line breaks: an|tag¦on|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /anˌtaɡ(ə)ˈnɪstɪk
 
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adjective

1Showing or feeling active opposition or hostility towards someone or something: he was antagonistic to the government’s reforms an antagonistic group of bystanders
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  • 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.
Synonyms
hostile, opposed, inimical, antipathetic, unsympathetic, ill-disposed, resistant, averse;
against, (dead) set against, at odds with, at variance with, in disagreement with, dissenting from
informal anti, agin
rare oppugnant
North American informal badass
2 Biochemistry & Physiology Relating to an antagonist or its action.
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  • 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.

Derivatives

antagonistically

adverb
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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.

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