Definition of Antagonistic

1. Adjective. Indicating opposition or resistance.

Exact synonyms: Counter
Similar to: Negative
Derivative terms: Antagonism, Antagonist



2. Adjective. Characterized by antagonism or antipathy. "Antipathetic factions within the party"
Exact synonyms: Antipathetic, Antipathetical
Similar to: Hostile
Derivative terms: Antagonism, Antagonism, Antipathy, Antipathy, Antipathy

3. Adjective. Arousing animosity or hostility. "Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States"
Similar to: Alienating
Derivative terms: Antagonism
Antonyms: Conciliatory

4. Adjective. Used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect.
Exact synonyms: Incompatible
Similar to: Antacid, Antiphlogistic
Derivative terms: Antagonism, Antagonist, Antagonist
Antonyms: Synergistic

5. Adjective. Incapable of harmonious association.
Similar to: Incompatible
Derivative terms: Antagonism

Definition of Antagonistic

1. a. Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.

Definition of Antagonistic

1. Adjective. Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antagonistic

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Antagonistic

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1. The Principles of Sociology by Edward Alsworth Ross (1920)
"This may be called antagonistic Effort, ie, equal efforts expended in opposite directions, so that A is neutralized by B and B is neutralized by A. It is ..."

2. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"(The Integration of antagonistic Reflexes Simultaneous Combination.—Two antagonistic reflexes, which use the inal common path to cross purposes, ..."

3. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"THE antagonistic ACTION OF ANIONS. BY ORAN L. RARER. (From the Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Harvard University, Cambridge.) (Received for publication ..."

4. Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent by Walter Bradford Cannon (1920)
"THE SYMPATHETIC DIVISION antagonistic TO BOTH THE CRANIAL AND THE SACRAL As indicated in the foregoing description many of the viscera are innervated both ..."

5. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"Sequence of antagonistic reflexes. The role of inhibition in this ... Factors determining the issue of the competition between antagonistic reflexes. ..."

6. Code Remedies: Remedies and Remedial Rights by the Civil Action According to by John Norton Pomeroy, Thomas Ashford Bogle (1904)
"Doctrine that Counter-Claim must be antagonistic to, and tend to defeat, ... In other words, the two demands must be, to some extent at least, antagonistic, ..."

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