Synonyms for antagonism
ænˈtæg əˌnɪz əman·tag·o·nism
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 11 votes
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.
Antipathy to (less frequently for or against) a person or thing; antipathy between or betwixt two persons or things.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet3.5 / 2 votes
hostility, enmity, antagonismnoun
a state of deep-seated ill-will
the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
"the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism"
an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
(biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
opposition and hatred
unfortunately people are motivated by antagonism
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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It was very difficult to get everybody around the table. It certainly is going to be even more difficult to get everybody back around the table if you have the Saudis and the Iranians trading public barbs and public expressions of antagonism between the two countries.
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,....
A lot of us have developed a political identity different to our parents, they came here with a great antagonism to socialism and anything that has even a whiff of Soviet to it. They are very capitalist.
Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.
They should cooperate because if the present state of antagonism continues they will be the losers, and we will be witnessing wars for decades in the entire region and beyond.
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- враждебност, вражда, антагонизъмBulgarian
- antagonismeCatalan, Valencian
- antagonismo, hostilidadSpanish
- 拮抗, 対抗Japanese
- антагонизм, вражда, враждебностьRussian
- antagonizam, антагонизамSerbo-Croatian
- sự đối lậpVietnamese
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