And all are fearful of ridicule or, worse, antagonizing voters back home.
antagonizing the Clinton administration eventually contributed to Netanyahu's downfall.
Every bomb we drop, antagonizing more civilians, makes that goal more unrealizable.
Many other bodies are here, antagonizing the established order of things and teaching religious anarchy.
In antagonizing you farmers, I've opened the way for the enemies of the Service to reach you.
There are countless facts not only unaccounted for but diametrically opposed to it and antagonizing it.
Nothing could possibly compensate her for antagonizing Felipe.
Instead of antagonizing the Japanese, we should cultivate their good will.
Their antagonizing influence is encountered wherever the gospel is preached.
Afraid to call your souls your own for fear of antagonizing the gang.
1630s, "to compete with," from Greek antagonizesthai "to struggle against, oppose, be a rival" (see antagonist). Meaning "to struggle against continuously" is recorded from 1742. Related: Antagonized; antagonizing.