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an·tag·o·nist

 (ăn-tăg′ə-nĭst)
n.
1. One who opposes and contends against another; an adversary.
2. The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or drama.
3. Physiology A muscle that counteracts the action of another muscle, the agonist.
4. A drug or chemical substance that interferes with the physiological action of another, especially by combining with and blocking its receptor.

an·tag′o·nis′tic adj.
an·tag′o·nis′ti·cal·ly adv.

antagonist

(ænˈtæɡənɪst)
n
1. an opponent or adversary, as in a contest, drama, sporting event, etc
2. (Physiology) any muscle that opposes the action of another. Compare agonist1
3. (Pharmacology) a drug that counteracts the effects of another drug. Compare synergist1

an•tag•o•nist

(ænˈtæg ə nɪst)

n.
1. a person who is opposed to or competes with another; opponent; adversary.
2. (in drama or literature) the opponent of the hero or protagonist.
3. a muscle that acts in opposition to another. Compare agonist (def. 3).
4. a tooth in one jaw that articulates with a tooth in the other jaw.
5. a drug that counteracts the effects of another drug.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin < Greek]

an·tag·o·nist

(ăn-tăg′ə-nĭst)
A muscle that resists or counteracts another muscle, as by relaxing while the opposite one contracts. Compare agonist.

antagonist

an opponent in any kind of contest or conflict. Also called antipathist.
See also: Conflict
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antagonist - someone who offers oppositionantagonist - someone who offers opposition  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
dueler, duelist, dueller, duellist - a person who fights duels
foe, foeman, enemy, opposition - an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
Luddite - any opponent of technological progress
withstander - an opponent who resists with force or resolution; "obstinate withstanders of innovation"
agonist - someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)
2.antagonist - a muscle that relaxes while another contractsantagonist - a muscle that relaxes while another contracts; "when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist"
antagonistic muscle - (physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another; "the biceps and triceps are antagonistic muscles"
3.antagonist - a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
estrogen antagonist, tamoxifen - an antagonist for estrogen that is used in the treatment of breast cancer
narcotic antagonist - an antagonist used to counteract the effects of narcotics (especially to counteract the depression of respiration)
synergist - a drug that augments the activity of another drug

antagonist

noun opponent, rival, opposer, enemy, competitor, contender, foe, adversary He had never previously lost to his antagonist.

antagonist

noun
One that opposes another in a battle, contest, controversy, or debate:
Translations
خَصْم، مُعارِض
odpůrceprotivníksoupeř
modstander
andstæîingur
antagonizmassukelti priešiškumą
pretinieks

antagonist

[ænˈtægənɪst] Nantagonista mf, adversario/a m/f

antagonist

[ænˈtægənɪst] n (= opponent, enemy) → antagoniste mf, adversaire mf

antagonist

nKontrahent(in) m(f), → Gegner(in) m(f), → Antagonist(in) m(f); (esp Pol) → Gegenspieler(in) m(f)

antagonist

[ænˈtægənɪst] nantagonista m/f

antagonist

(ӕnˈtӕgənist) noun
an opponent or enemy.
anˈtagonism noun
unfriendliness, hostility.
anˌtagoˈnistic adjective
anˌtagoˈnistically adverb
anˈtagonize, anˈtagonise verb
to make an enemy of (someone). You are antagonizing her by your rudeness.

an·tag·o·nist

a. antagonista, droga que neutraliza los efectos de otra.

antagonist

n antagonista m; calcium — antagonista del calcio; CCR5 — antagonista del CCR5
References in classic literature ?
Secondly, any knight proposing to combat, might, if he pleased, select a special antagonist from among the challengers, by touching his shield.
And in the air are no streets, no channels, no point where one can say of an antagonist, "If he wants to reach my capital he must come by here.
A BIG Nation having a quarrel with a Little Nation, resolved to terrify its antagonist by a grand naval demonstration in the latter's principal port.
The battle, which was of the kind that for distinction's sake is called royal, now raged with the utmost violence during a few minutes; till Blifil being a second time laid sprawling by Jones, Thwackum condescended to apply for quarter to his new antagonist, who was now found to be Mr Western himself; for in the heat of the action none of the combatants had recognized him.
But they were silent in amazement and expectation when they saw the mighty white ape wriggle upon the back of their king, and, with steel muscles tensed beneath the armpits of his antagonist, bear down mightily with his open palms upon the back of the thick bullneck, so that the king ape could but shriek in agony and flounder helplessly about upon the thick mat of jungle grass.
For an instant he seemed to see this unnatural contest between a dead intelligence and a breathing mechanism only as a spectator--such fancies are in dreams; then he regained his identity almost as if by a leap forward into his body, and the straining automaton had a directing will as alert and fierce as that of its hideous antagonist.
As little does he think how near together he and his antagonist have suffered in the fortunes of two sisters, and his antagonist, who knows it now, is not the man to tell him.
Had Tarzan been a full-grown bull ape of the species of his tribe he would have been more than a match for the gorilla, but being only a little English boy, though enormously muscular for such, he stood no chance against his cruel antagonist.
He was battered and bruised and covered with blood from Numa and dirt from the trail, yet not for an instant did he lessen the ferocity of his mad attack nor his grim hold upon the back of his antagonist.
But I had reckoned without a just appreciation either of the cunning of my immediate antagonist or the swiftness with which his fellows were covering the distance which had separated them from me.
Halting only for the brief instant that was required to wrench my sword from the carcass of my late antagonist, I sprang across the chamber to the blank wall beyond, through which the thern had attempted to pass.
The ape-man met the charge of his antagonist after the same fashion of fighting that he had been accustomed to employing in previous encounters with Numa and Sheeta.