antagonistic antagonistic  /æn ˌtæ ɡə ˈnɪ stɪk/


  1. (adj) indicating opposition or resistance
  2. (adj) arousing animosity or hostility
  3. (adj) incapable of harmonious association
  4. (adj) characterized by antagonism or antipathy
  5. (adj) used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect



  1. President Akiya has declared the sect will drop its antagonistic views toward other groups.
  2. Note the careful language; clearly, the sponsors are trying not to be antagonistic toward Russia.


  1. USA: New Study Says Media Coverage Favors Marriage Equality

    Media stories are more favorable to marriage equality than not, a new study from the Pew Research Center says. The New York Times reports : News organizations are far more likely to present a supportive view of same-sex marriage than an antagonistic view, according to a content study by the Pew Research Center to be released on Monday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Gayapolis

  2. Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus Hurl Insults On Twitter

    Amanda Bynes and Miley Cyrus recently traded petty insults via Twitter. In keeping with Bynes’s notorious erratic behavior, Miley Cyrus became the actresses latest target when she hurled childish insults at her on Twitter. Just two weeks after Amanda Bynes’s antagonistic tweets to Miley Cyrus in which she told the singer that her boyfriend, Liam [...] Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus Hurl Insults On ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr


  1. "I do believe that something has happened in Iran where there is a questioning of the kinds of antagonistic postures toward the international community that have taken place in the past, and that there are people who want to see greater openness and...
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Voice of America

  2. "There will be a cost if Turkey stays on its present heading of growing closer to Iran and more antagonistic to the state of Israel," Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, told a news conference. "It will bear upon my view and I believe the view of...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Mike Pence Source: CNN International

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