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antagonistic

[an-tag-uh-nis-tik] /ænˌtæg əˈnɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
acting in opposition; opposing, especially mutually.
2.
hostile; unfriendly.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; antagonist + -ic
Related forms
antagonistically, adverb
nonantagonistic, adjective
nonantagonistically, adverb
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Examples from the web for antagonistic
  • So this ends up in pure antagonistic mudslinging and trash talk rather than a discussion of merit and substance.
  • Space-time and matter are mutually antagonistic.
  • Lots of good comments, antagonistic ones aside.
  • He was built like a rock and often antagonistic toward me.
  • Broadcasting should encourage conflicting opinions and antagonistic points of view.
  • Public order and private liberty, he held, are non-antagonistic.
  • As for businessmen, many are quietly antagonistic to the idea.
  • The discipline and the mutual respect are complementary, not antagonistic.
  • But they are in a tough position because of her antagonistic attitude.
  • Jackson is assertive, she is not antagonistic.
British Dictionary definitions for antagonistic

antagonistic

/ænˌtæɡəˈnɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
in active opposition
2.
mutually opposed
Derived Forms
antagonistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for antagonistic
adj.

1630s, from antagonist + -ic. Related: Antagonistical (1620s); antagonistically.

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