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Synonyms for antagonist
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister(noun)

    someone who offers opposition

    Synonyms:
    obstructionist, opposer, obstructer, obstructor, opposite, adversary, opposition, opponent, thwarter, resister

    Antonyms:
    agonist, synergist

  2. antagonist(noun)

    a muscle that relaxes while another contracts

    "when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist"

    Synonyms:
    opposer, adversary, opponent, resister

    Antonyms:
    agonist, synergist

  3. antagonist(noun)

    a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug

    Synonyms:
    opposer, adversary, opponent, resister

    Antonyms:
    agonist, synergist

Wiktionary

  1. antagonist(noun)

    Antonyms:
    protagonist, agonist

  2. antagonist(noun)

    Antonyms:
    agonist, protagonist

  3. antagonist(noun)

    Antonyms:
    agonist, protagonist

  4. antagonist(noun)

    Antonyms:
    agonist, protagonist

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. antagonist

    An enemy in private life is one who is moved by hostile feeling with active disposition to injure; but in military language all who fight on the opposite side are called enemies or collectively "the enemy," where no personal animosity may be implied; foe, which is rather a poetical and literary word, implies intensely hostile spirit and purpose. An antagonist is one who opposes and is opposed actively and with intensity of effort; an opponent, one in whom the attitude of resistance is the more prominent; a competitor, one who seeks the same object for which another is striving; antagonists in wrestling, competitors in business, opponents in debate may contend with no personal ill will; rivals in love, ambition, etc., rarely avoid inimical feeling. Adversary was formerly much used in the general sense of antagonist or opponent, but is now less common, and largely restricted to the hostile sense; an adversary is ordinarily one who not only opposes another in fact, but does so with hostile spirit, or perhaps out of pure malignity; as, the great Adversary. Compare synonyms for AMBITION.

    Synonyms:
    adversary, competitor, enemy, foe, opponent, rival

    Antonyms:
    abettor, accessory, accomplice, ally, friend, helper, supporter

    Preposition:
    He was the enemy of my friend in the contest.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. antagonist

    Synonyms:
    adversary, opponent, rival, competitor, foe, enemy

    Antonyms:
    aider, abettor, accomplice, accessory, ally

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. antagonist(n.)

    Synonyms:
    opponent, adversary, rival, competitor, enemy, foe, adverse party

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. antagonist(n)

    Synonyms:
    opponent, foe, adversary, assailant, rival, foeman

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    antagonistic, adversarial

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. antagonist

    Synonyms:
    Pharmacology Antagonist medication

How to pronounce antagonist?

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How to use antagonist in a sentence?

  1. Edmund Burke:

    He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist in our helper.

  2. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

    When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword.

  3. Epictetus:

    Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.

  4. General Boykin:

    It makes me even more determined that I’m going to do everything I can to stop men from going into bathrooms with my daughters, my wife and my granddaughters, i am going to be a very outspoken antagonist on this issue.

  5. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    One of the biggest mistakes of the negotiations is your interfere with your antagonist when he is making a mistake.


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