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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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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- 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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