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antagonistic

[ an-tag-uh-nis-tik ]
/ ænˌtæg əˈnɪs tɪk /
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adjective

acting in opposition; opposing, especially mutually.
hostile; unfriendly.

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Origin of antagonistic

First recorded in 1625–35; antagonist + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM antagonistic

an·tag·o·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·an·tag·o·nis·tic, adjectivenon·an·tag·o·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for antagonistic

antagonistic
/ (ænˌtæɡəˈnɪstɪk) /

adjective

in active opposition
mutually opposed

Derived forms of antagonistic

antagonistically, adverb
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