In Canada, relations between the federal system and the provincial system are much more fraught — often antagonistic.
First, we enjoy a denial so implausible it verges on the antagonistic, then a grudging acknowledgment of the facts of the matter.
No matter how antagonistic the question or the barb, Jackson keeps a low voice and a respectful tone.
Ironically, Hezbollah and its backer Iran have not always had an antagonistic relationship with al-Qaeda.
It was bad enough in America, with all the agencies involved, which led to some antagonistic moments among them in Katrina.
The interview had been, on the whole, antagonistic; yet the impression it left on her mind was pleasant.
Then it came, in the jeering laughter of the antagonistic Dalis.
This man, whose attitude when he saw her in secret at Boscombe was so antagonistic, was now deeply in love with her!
To neglect it, to be indifferent to it, is worse and more foolish than to be antagonistic.
There was a little pride about him which was antagonistic to the best interests of such a trade as his.