antagonistic

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

adjective

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

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for antagonistic

British Dictionary definitions for antagonistic

antagonistic
/ (ænˌtæɡəˈnɪstɪk) /

adjective

in active opposition
mutually opposed

Derived forms of antagonistic

antagonistically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012