What are some alternative words for antagonism?

Synonyms for antagonismænˈtæg əˌnɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostility, enmity, antagonism(noun)

    a state of deep-seated ill-will

    Synonyms:
    aggression, hostility, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  2. antagonism(noun)

    the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors

    "the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism"

    Synonyms:
    hostility, enmity

  3. antagonism(noun)

    an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

    Synonyms:
    hostility, enmity

  4. antagonism(noun)

    (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure

    Synonyms:
    hostility, enmity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. antagonism

    Antipathy, repugnance, and uncongeniality are instinctive; other forms of dislike may be acquired or cherished for cause. Uncongeniality is negative, a want of touch or sympathy. An antipathy to a person or thing is an instinctive recoil from connection or association with that person or thing, and may be physical or mental, or both. Antagonism may result from the necessity of circumstances; opposition may spring from conflicting views or interests; abhorrence and detestation may be the result of religious and moral training; distaste and disgust may be acquired; aversion is a deep and permanent dislike. A natural antipathy may give rise to opposition which may result in hatred and hostility. Compare ACRIMONY; ANGER; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, hostility, opposition, repugnance, repulsion, uncongeniality

    Antonyms:
    affinity, agreement, attraction, congeniality, fellow-feeling, harmony, kindliness, regard, sympathy

    Preposition:
    Antipathy to (less frequently for or against) a person or thing; antipathy between or betwixt two persons or things.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. antagonism(n.)

    Synonyms:
    opposition, contrariety, repugnance, contradiction, clashing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

enmity, hostility, confrontation, antagonistic, hostile

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5349opposition
#12170hostile
#13325hatred
#15217aggression
#17397dislike
#18823confrontation
#21810hostility
#28532disgust
#29456aversion
#48333antagonism
#49221antagonistic
#50674enmity
#53901repulsion
#61578distaste
#78152antipathy
#103154abhorrence
#143011repugnance
#206995detestation

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