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Synonyms for antagonism
ænˈtæg əˌnɪz əman·tag·o·nism

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostility, enmity, antagonismnoun

    a state of deep-seated ill-will

    Synonyms:
    aggression, hostility, enmity, ill will

  2. antagonismnoun

    the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors

    "the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism"

    Synonyms:
    hostility, enmity

  3. antagonismnoun

    an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

    Synonyms:
    hostility, enmity

  4. antagonismnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    hostility, enmity

Editors Contribution

  1. opposition and hatred

    unfortunately people are motivated by antagonism

    Submitted by anonymous on December 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. antagonismnoun

    Synonyms:
    opposition, contrariety, repugnance, contradiction, clashing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "antagonism":

    enmity, hostility, confrontation, antagonistic, hostile

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How to use antagonism in a sentence?

  1. Zhang Yesui:

    The two countries's history, culture, social system and development stage certainly have many differences, it's totally normal to have differences and disputes, but this does not inevitably lead to antagonism or confrontation.

  2. 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.

  3. Chuck Grassley:

    They ought to be smart enough to know that there ought to be a lot of things going around this country other than just what happened on January 6 -- and what happened in Portland and Seattle and Minneapolis and a lot of other places, including a lot of the antagonism against Jewish people right now being attacked in Los Angeles and New York.

  4. Chris Cuomo:

    There are rhetorical questions, there are questions that are being asked to just to be antagonistic … There are questions that are said for informational basis. And there are questions that have a concern of policy, and I don't think this checked any box other than the antagonism. CNN was always going to cover it. They had always covered my brother for better or worse.

  5. 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,....


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