- a relationship between two species of organisms in which the individuals of each species adversely affect the other, as in competition.
- the inhibition of the growth of one type of organism by a different type that is competing for the same ecological niche.
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OTHER WORDS FROM antagonismin·ter·an·tag·o·nism, noun
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Facebook and its tech peers are facing a groundswell of bipartisan antagonism over their control of digital commerce and their ability to influence what users watch and read.
At the time, Gallup suggested there were two causes of such public antagonism to pharmaceutical companies—their role in the opioid crisis, and high drug prices.The only cure strong enough for big pharma’s bad reputation is a Covid-19 vaccine|Annalisa Merelli|December 7, 2020|Quartz
Kaufman said, “There’s a common thread that runs through all of the Dark Triad traits, and that’s exploitation and the desire for antagonism, viewing the world in a zero-sum way.”Are You Yoda or Darth Vader? - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Brian Gallagher|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
Just like Watson, Ansari is daring to elicit antagonism and ignorant accusations on account of his feminist beliefs.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment|Amy Zimmerman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Work that alienates one reader to the point of antagonism can feel like a perfect fit to another.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction|Drew Smith|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the antagonism sure to be generated by such racial disparities was magnified by the sheer number of cases.Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household|Michael Daly|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another sharp critic, Texan Ted Cruz, said Hagel harbored "a greater antagonism toward Israel than any other member of this body."How The Pro-Israel Right Got Hagel And Kerry Backwards|Ali Gharib|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On more than one occasion, literal fights broke out behind closed doors, and the antagonism often fell along racial lines.Liberals Slam Andrew Cuomo’s Deals With New York GOP|David Freedlander|December 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
These two phenomenal facts imply some strong antagonism to the priesthood and their system.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
He recalled the old bitterness and the old antagonism, and for a moment he almost lost his temper.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
True a wonderful outcry has been raised about the antagonism between the records of the rocks, and the records of the Bible.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
At this period, though he would not have admitted it, he felt a growing antagonism, and the cause was Inga.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson