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antagonism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antagonism  \An*tag"o*nism\,  n.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to  struggle 
  against;  ?  against  +  ?  to  contend  or  struggle,  ?  contest:  cf 
  F.  antagonisme.  See  {Agony}.] 
  Opposition  of  action  counteraction  or  contrariety  of  things 
  or  principles. 
 
  Note:  We  speak  of  antagonism  between  two  things  to  or 
  against  a  thing  and  sometimes  with  a  thing 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antagonism 
  n  1:  being  an  opposing  principle  or  force  or  factor:  "inherent 
  antagonism  of  capitalism  and  socialism" 
  2:  a  state  of  deep-seated  ill-will  [syn:  {hostility},  {enmity}] 
  3:  an  actively  expressed  feeling  of  dislike  and  hostility 
  4:  (biochemistry)  interference  in  or  inhibition  of  the 
  physiological  action  of  a  chemical  substance  by  another 
  having  a  similar  structure 




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