Antagonism An*tag"o*nism, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to struggle against; ? against + ? to contend or struggle, ? contest: cf. F. antagonisme. See {Agony}.] Opposition of action; counteraction or contrariety of things or principles. [1913 Webster]

Note: We speak of antagonism between two things, to or against a thing, and sometimes with a thing. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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