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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.
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Adv.1.antagonistically - in an antagonistic mannerantagonistically - in an antagonistic manner; "he behaves antagonistically toward his colleagues"
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(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.
References in classic literature ?
Crisparkle was so completely lost in musing on these similarities and dissimilarities, at the same time watching the crowd which came and went by, always, as it seemed, on errands of antagonistically snatching something from somebody, and never giving anything to anybody, that his name was called before he heard it.
The SymRK dependent transcriptomes in response to symbiotic or pathogenic signals and to the invasion will be elucidated to get clues about the gene network downstream of SymRK controlling synergistically or antagonistically these interactions.
In seeing intergroup relations antagonistically, Anglophones as conquerors, and Francophones as victims struggling for their rights, he could immediately be viewed as having possibly accepted Quebec's narrative framework provided to him.
phi]] that are vital to fully assess whether drugs in a mixture interact synergistically, antagonistically or additively.
in court, many judges responded antagonistically, deeming it
The real or perceived villainy inherent in our region's coyotes is most antagonistically expressed in "Coyote Wars,'' David Willette's controversial book about effectively killing them to prevent further declines in the Northeast's deer population.
1-4 Furthermore, virtually no data is available on how critical formulation attributes can synergistically or antagonistically influence a defoamer's perceived effectiveness.
However, some genes were identified as antagonistically regulated or anti-correlated, suggesting that [E.
anisopliae may impact beneficial parasitoids and other non-target insects (Roy & Cottrell 2008) synergistically or antagonistically (Fuentes-Contreras & Niemeyer 2000; Stolz et al.
What the president needs to do is stop working in isolation, stop working antagonistically towards the members of the United States Congress and instead join with them on crafting a plan that will fix the broken immigration system that we have in this country," Abbott said.
Hence, as the play advances, Tot and Pindar once again interact antagonistically, and do so according to how they interpret Blok's actions.
1975; Woolhouse 1983), because excessive levels of Mg might be toxic to plants, while acting antagonistically to plant uptake of Ca (Brady et al.