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English noun: antagonism

1. antagonism (state) a state of deep-seated ill-will


Synonymsenmity, hostility


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)cold war, latent hostility, state of war, suspicion, tension, war


Instance hyponymCold War

2. antagonism the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors


SamplesThe inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism.


Broader (hypernym)oppositeness, opposition

3. antagonism (feeling) an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility


Broader (hypernym)dislike, enmity, hostility, ill will

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


Broader (hypernym)hinderance, hindrance, interference


Domain categorybiochemistry









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