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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.
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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.
"Two stressors did not always compound each other's negative effects but instead interacted antagonistically to produce less-than-additive effects on changes in microbial community distinctness, instability and diversity.
Myofibroblast differentiation is induced in keratinocyte-fibroblast co-cultures and is antagonistically regulated by endogenous transforming growth factor-and interleukin-1.
Ianni, 36, has been charged with 'improper conduct' after he antagonistically celebrated Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equaliser against United.
Lim has responded no less regularly or antagonistically, with many of his official statements appearing to be crafted for the express attention of his predecessor rather than the general public.
Both the PTI and the TLP have taken great care not to comment on the other's politics and have been circumspect enough not to antagonistically cross paths in the elections.
Similarly, you can play Markus as a bloodthirsty, violent revolutionary, which makes playing Connor antagonistically more rewarding than having him try and undermine a peaceful, nonviolent android revolution.
In the face of this privileging of the human, posthumanist studies have pushed back on such narratives, though not entirely antagonistically, to challenge the assumption of humanization as inherently liberatory, and the human as a stable category for grounding educational and pedagogical aims.
Intracellular growth factor-1 (IGF-1) antagonistically inhibits the production of extracellular PPi induced by TGF-[beta] (8, 9).
Shoot and root fresh weight and dry weight antagonistically affected after increasing NaCl concentration.
Decorin acts antagonistically to myostatin and is involved in restructuring muscle during hypertrophy [45].