antagonizing the Clinton administration eventually contributed to Netanyahu's downfall.
And all are fearful of ridicule or, worse, antagonizing voters back home.
Every bomb we drop, antagonizing more civilians, makes that goal more unrealizable.
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.