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Definition 1: (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure - [noun denoting act]

(antagonism is a kind of ...) the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

(antagonism belongs to category ...) the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry

Definition 2: an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility - [noun denoting feeling]

(antagonism is a kind of ...) a feeling of aversion or antipathy

"my dislike of him was instinctive"

(antagonism is a kind of ...) the feeling of a hostile person

"he could no longer contain his hostility"

Definition 3: the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where antagonism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism

(antagonism is a kind of ...) the relation between opposed entities

Definition 4: a state of deep-seated ill-will - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for antagonism in the sense of this definition

(antagonism is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of antagonism ) feelings of hostility that are not manifest

"he could sense her latent hostility to him" "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"

(... is a kind of antagonism ) a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply

"war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"

(... is a kind of antagonism ) a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare

(... is a kind of antagonism ) the state of being suspected

"he tried to shield me from suspicion"

(... is an instance of antagonism) a state of political hostility that existed from 1945 until 1990 between countries led by the Soviet Union and countries led by the United States

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