Antagony

An`tag´o`ny


n.1.Contest; opposition; antagonism.
Antagony that is between Christ and Belial.
- Milton.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He stressed that the region needs rationality and pragmatism instead of hostility and antagony which will lead to backwardness, divergence and the enemies' misuse.
But Christmas seems to bring out that extra little bit of antagony. There's the mother-in-law who sighs when she sees your roasties, Auntie Beryl who is on your shoulder at every turn offering to help but leaving chaos in her wake and Uncle Bill who grabs the best spot on the sofa and refuses to move for the duration.
The opposition between the characters Robyn Penrose and Marjorie Wilcox is an allegory of the antagony between the archetypal characters of a strong, intelligent, cultivated, modern woman and a weak, self-pitying, uncultivated, old-fashioned woman.