antagonistic
index adverse (hostile), antipathetic (oppositional), averse, contradictory, different, discordant, disinclined, dissident, hostile, inimical, litigious, malevolent, malicious, negative, offensive (taking the initiative), opposite, pugnacious, recusant, renitent, repugnant (incompatible), spiteful, unfavorable, virulent

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  • Antagonistic — An*tag o*nis tic, Antagonistical An*tag o*nis tic*al, a. Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces. {An*tag o*nis tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] They were distinct, adverse, even antagonistic. Milman.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antagonistic to — index contrary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • antagonistic — (adj.) 1630s, from ANTAGONIST (Cf. antagonist) + IC (Cf. ic). Related: Antagonistical (1620s); antagonistically …   Etymology dictionary

  • antagonistic — counteractive, counter, *adverse Analogous words: opposing, resisting, withstanding, contesting, fighting, combating, conflicting (see RESIST): incompatible, discordant, *inconsonant: hostile (see corresponding noun at ENMITY): *antipathetic,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • antagonistic — [an tag΄ə nis′tik] adj. showing antagonism; acting in opposition antagonistically adv …   English World dictionary

  • antagonistic — adj. antagonistic to; towards (he is very antagonistic to us) * * * [ænˌtægə nɪstɪk] towards (he is very antagonistic to us) antagonistic to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • antagonistic — an|tag|o|nis|tic [ənˌtægəˈnıstık] adj 1.) unfriendly; wanting to argue or disagree = ↑hostile ▪ an antagonistic attitude 2.) opposed to an idea or group antagonistic to/towards ▪ antagonistic to new ideas >antagonistically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • antagonistic — adjective 1. indicating opposition or resistance (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑counter • Similar to: ↑negative • Derivationally related forms: ↑antagonist, ↑antagonism 2. charac …   Useful english dictionary

  • antagonistic — an·tag·o·nis·tic (.)an .tag ə nis tik adj 1) characterized by or resulting from antagonism <antagonistic antibiotics> 2) relating to or being muscles that are antagonists <skeletal muscles arranged in antagonistic pairs>… …   Medical dictionary

  • antagonistic — an|tag|o|nis|tic [ æn,tægə nıstık ] adjective 1. ) disliking someone or something very much and behaving in a very unfriendly way toward them: antagonistic toward/to: You sound very antagonistic toward her. 2. ) opposing something strongly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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