Practical 199 considerations do not count with him when they antagonise his ideals.
He held out his great hand to me, and, as I had no desire to antagonise him, I gave him my own.
It might strike a wiser man in your situation that it would be worth while not to antagonise a friend who has come to serve you.
But this little episode need not antagonise with the normal course of ordinary business.
But he was careful not to agitate and antagonise those whose coperation was necessary to success.
Whatever the faults of the deceased, they were not of a nature to antagonise permanently the erring members of his own sex.
But it is to be recollected that the United States itself was weak, and could not be expected to antagonise Europe too deeply.
The friction of the interests and wills encompassing him evolved an atmosphere which he had no strength to antagonise.
1630s, "to compete with," from Greek antagonizesthai "to struggle against, oppose, be a rival" (see antagonist). Meaning "to struggle against continuously" is recorded from 1742. Related: Antagonized; antagonizing.