Synonyms for antagonist
ænˈtæg ə nɪstan·tag·o·nist
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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.
He was the enemy of my friend in the contest.
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adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resisternoun
someone who offers opposition
a muscle that relaxes while another contracts
"when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist"
a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug
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Pharmacology Antagonist medication
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He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist in our helper.
Vladimir Putin's Russia behaves ... in some respects and in very important respects, as an antagonist, that is new. That is something, therefore, that we need to adjust to and counter.
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.
I dont vote by color. I believe each issue deserves its own consideration outside of the team politics in Washington that is currently preventing our government from serving us efficiently, our mainstream news sources, and representatives in Congress act along party lines like a bunch of antagonist sheep. We have to do better than that.
Biden has a specific interest in Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland stability, and does view United Kingdom as the antagonist in that discussion, ongoing disputes with the European Union over Northern Ireland and threats to renege on commitments creates a problem with the US, but I'm not convinced Northern Ireland creates huge problems with any other countries.
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- antagonistaCatalan, Valencian
- حریف, مخالف, رقیب, دشمن, هماوردPersian
- blokkoló, ellenfélHungarian
- antagonis, penentangMalay
- antagonist, oponentRomanian
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