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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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