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Definition 1: arousing animosity or hostility - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • his antagonistic brusqueness
  • Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States

(antagonistic is similar to ...) causing hostility or loss of friendliness

"her sudden alienating aloofness"

Definition 2: used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for antagonistic in the sense of this definition

(antagonistic is similar to ...) acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach)

(antagonistic is similar to ...) counteracting inflammation

Definition 3: characterized by antagonism or antipathy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • slaves antagonistic to their masters
  • antipathetic factions within the party

Synonyms for antagonistic in the sense of this definition

(antagonistic is similar to ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

Definition 4: incapable of harmonious association - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(antagonistic is similar to ...) not compatible

"incompatible personalities" "incompatible colors"

Definition 5: indicating opposition or resistance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for antagonistic in the sense of this definition

(antagonistic is similar to ...) characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features

"a negative outlook on life" "a colorless negative personality" "a negative evaluation" "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"

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