HyperDic: antagonism

English > 4 senses of the word antagonism:
NOUNstateantagonism, hostility, enmitya state of deep-seated ill-will
relationantagonismthe relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
feelingantagonisman actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
actantagonism(biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action / action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
antagonism > pronunciation
Soundsaentae'gahnih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > antagonism: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of deep-seated ill-will .
Synonymshostility, enmity
InstancesCold WarA state of political hostility that existed from 1945 until 1990 between countries led by the Soviet Union and countries led by the United States
Narrowercold warA state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare
latent hostility, tensionFeelings of hostility that are not manifest
suspicionThe state of being suspected
war, state of warA legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishantagonismo, enemistad, hostilidad
Catalanhostilitat
Adjectivesantagonisticcharacterized by antagonism or antipathy
antagonisticincapable of harmonious association
Nounsantagonistsomeone who offers opposition
Verbsantagonize, antagoniseprovoke the hostility of
English > antagonism: 4 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe relation between opposing principles or forces or factors.
Example"the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism"
Broaderopposition, oppositenessThe relation between opposed entities
Spanishantagonismo
Catalanantagonisme
Adjectivesantagonisticcharacterized by antagonism or antipathy
antagonisticindicating opposition or resistance
Nounsantagonistsomeone who offers opposition
Verbsantagoniseact in opposition to
English > antagonism: 4 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningAn actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility.
BroaderdislikeA feeling of aversion or antipathy
hostility, enmity, ill willThe feeling of a hostile person
Spanishantagonismo
Catalanantagonisme
Adjectivesantagonisticarousing animosity or hostility
Nounsantagonistsomeone who offers opposition
Verbsantagonize, antagoniseprovoke the hostility of
English > antagonism: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action / action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure.
CategorybiochemistryThe organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms
Broaderhindrance, hinderance, interferenceThe act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
Spanishantagonismo
Catalanantagonisme
Adjectivesantagonisticused especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
Nounsantagonista drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug

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