hostility, enmity, antagonism(noun)
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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opposition and hatred
unfortunately people are motivated by antagonism
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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,....
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.
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.
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.
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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- вражда, враждебност, антагонизъмBulgarian
- antagonismeCatalan, Valencian
- antagonismo, hostilidadSpanish
- 対抗, 拮抗Japanese
- антагонизм, вражда, враждебностьRussian
- антагонизам, antagonizamSerbo-Croatian
- sự đối lậpVietnamese
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