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Synonyms for antagonism
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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

  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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. antagonism

    Synonyms:
    hostility, opposition, animosity, enmity

    Antonyms:
    amity, alliance, association

Editors Contribution

  1. opposition and hatred

    unfortunately people are motivated by antagonism

    Submitted by anonymous on December 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. antagonism(n.)

    Synonyms:
    opposition, contrariety, repugnance, contradiction, clashing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "antagonism":

    enmity, hostility, confrontation, antagonistic, hostile

How to pronounce antagonism?

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How to use antagonism in a sentence?

  1. John Stuart Mill:

    The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement, being in unceasing antagonism to that disposition to aim at something better than customary,....

  2. Cheryl Coons:

    I feel like we need more of a sense of unity and, and no antagonism on this issue at all, and I don't feel I see that being fostered. We have to come together as a people and we need a leader that's going to help us do that, not poke the bear.

  3. Benjamin Friedman:

    Iran wants two things, to hedge on Afghanistans future by building ties on both sides of the civil war and to drive up U.S. costs to get U.S. forces off one of its borders. Geography ensures that Iran will always have an interest in Afghanistan, but Irans support for the Taliban is largely driven by antagonism with the U.S. So a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan would likely lessen, if not end, Irans support for the Taliban.

  4. John Alderdice:

    At the moment people see themselves as being great leaders because they are conducting conflict, nor because they are solving it and this provides a sense in the global community not of hope but of antagonism.

  5. Eric Barron:

    Of course I'm concerned about antagonism, and I'm concerned particularly because if you go to the foundations of all those individuals, they all love Penn State, they're all giving an enormous amount of time to Penn State, and for no other reason than they believe in the institution.

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