Indeed, you seem to relish the role of antagonist—to traditional media, to basketball referees.
Religion has been both the antagonist and the ally of science.
“Here's the thing: It's not just because he eats like a farm animal,” she says of her antagonist stance.
The Greek word agon is the root of our words “antagonist” and “agony.”
Reliance on foreign militaries for its own integrity changes the status of Ukraine from a buffer to an antagonist.
Barnes, looking around quickly to see who had read his inmost thoughts, met the firm glance of his antagonist.
His intention was neither to kill nor to cripple his antagonist.
It was my antagonist—it was Wilson, who then stood before me in the agonies of his dissolution.
His antagonist was Dr. Gunning, ready, fluent, and impassioned.
When Uncas had brained his first antagonist, he turned, like a hungry lion, to seek another.
1590s, from French antagoniste (16c.) or directly from Late Latin antagonista, from Greek antagonistes "competitor, opponent, rival," agent noun from antagonizesthai "to struggle against, oppose, be a rival," from anti- "against" (see anti-) + agonizesthai "to contend for a prize," from agon "contest" (see agony). Originally in battle or sport, extended 1620s to any sphere of human activity.
antagonist an·tag·o·nist (ān-tāg'ə-nĭst)
Something, such as a muscle, disease, or physiological process, that neutralizes or impedes the action or effect of another.