Examples from the Web for antagonist
The second is naloxone, the antagonist, meaning that it stops the action of other opiates, like heroin.This Anti-Heroin Drug Is Now King of the Jailhouse Drug Trade|Daniel Genis|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At a private meeting, he assured them that the LAPD would be their partner, not their antagonist.Was it Justice or Politics that Killled the NYPD Muslim Spy Unit?|Azi Paybarah|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reliance on foreign militaries for its own integrity changes the status of Ukraine from a buffer to an antagonist.Caught Between Empires, Ukraine Can’t Rely on the West for its Independence|Roman Skaskiw|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fowles succeeds in humanizing his antagonist more than his protagonist.How to Understand the Criminal Mind By Reading This Novel|Casey N. Cep|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You do get your ass handed to you badly in the film by the antagonist, played by Vithaya Pansringarm.Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on Sex, Violence & More|Marlow Stern|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hervey, cowering in the chair, thus met with an antagonist against whom he had no armor.The Green Mummy|Fergus Hume
As he raised his big arms to protect his head, his antagonist twisted free.El Diablo|Brayton Norton
The Guerrilla and his antagonist afterward became acquainted, and were warm personal friends.Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James|J. A. Dacus
Luther received the treatise of his antagonist with disgust and contempt.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation|Johan Huizinga
It was the same man who had too late realized that his antagonist was not Fowler.
British Dictionary definitions for antagonist
Word Origin and History for antagonist
1590s, from French antagoniste (16c.) or directly from Late Latin antagonista, from Greek antagonistes "competitor, opponent, rival," agent noun from antagonizesthai "to struggle against, oppose, be a rival," from anti- "against" (see anti-) + agonizesthai "to contend for a prize," from agon "contest" (see agony). Originally in battle or sport, extended 1620s to any sphere of human activity.