antagonism (Meaning)

Wordnet

antagonism (n)

a state of deep-seated ill-will

the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors

an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

(biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure

Webster

antagonism (n.)

Opposition of action; counteraction or contrariety of things or principles.

antagonism Sentence Examples

  1. The political debate was marked by intense antagonism between the two candidates, each vehemently opposing the other's views.
  2. The longstanding antagonism between the rival factions erupted into a heated confrontation at the negotiating table.
  3. The workplace atmosphere was poisoned by the palpable antagonism among team members, hindering collaboration and productivity.
  4. The historical novel vividly portrayed the deep-seated antagonism between the warring nations, capturing the essence of the conflict.
  5. The antagonism between the labor union and management escalated, leading to a prolonged strike that impacted the entire industry.
  6. Despite attempts at reconciliation, the family reunion was marred by underlying antagonism and unresolved grievances.
  7. The film's plot revolved around the protagonist's struggle against the antagonism of societal norms and expectations.
  8. The antagonism between the protagonist and the antagonist reached its climax in a dramatic showdown, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.
  9. The scientific community faced challenges due to the antagonism between proponents of different theories, hindering progress in the field.
  10. The courtroom drama unfolded with a palpable sense of antagonism as the prosecution and defense presented their conflicting arguments.

FAQs About the word antagonism

a state of deep-seated ill-will, the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors, an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility, (biochem

grudge,hostility, hatred, malice, enmity,bitterness, bad blood, friction, feud, antipathy

amity, hospitality, cordiality, friendliness, hospitality, cordiality, amity, friendliness, sympathy, empathy

The political debate was marked by intense antagonism between the two candidates, each vehemently opposing the other's views.

The longstanding antagonism between the rival factions erupted into a heated confrontation at the negotiating table.

The workplace atmosphere was poisoned by the palpable antagonism among team members, hindering collaboration and productivity.

The historical novel vividly portrayed the deep-seated antagonism between the warring nations, capturing the essence of the conflict.