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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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Word Origin and History for antagonistically

antagonistic

adj.

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

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