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Synonyms for antagonism

Synonyms for antagonism

deep-seated hatred, as between longtime opponents or rivals

Synonyms for antagonism

a state of deep-seated ill-will

the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors

an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

(biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure

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But the lights in her own building soon cheered her; all these different states of mind were submerged in the deep flood of desires, thoughts, perceptions, antagonisms, which washed perpetually at the base of her being, to rise into prominence in turn when the conditions of the upper world were favorable.
A synergistic action was observed in combination with gentamicin, whilst antagonism was observed for some lichen compounds in combination with levofloxacin.
The project will have three foci: 1) the role of the religious worldview and norms in past and present communities; 2) change and religious modernisation including the intertwining of the breaking up of the traditional worldview and the appearance of consumer-type attitudes of New Age religiosity; 3) the role of religion in identity formation and the emergence of religious pluralism and co-operation as well as of religious antagonism and conflict between different denominations and nationalities in the region.
This constant barrage of criticism can't have helped morale at the club and has whipped up antagonism among a minority of fans.
This antagonism with the pre-modern age would serve as the mental setting of modernism and modernity.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- China said on Monday US plans to bolster missile defenses in response to North Korea threats would only intensify antagonism, and urged Washington to act prudently.
If children, adolescents and older youngsters who instead of associating, take sticks and stones in their hands and leave to mark their territory, it is clear that politics is involved and wandering in a black hole called hatred, violence, antagonism, bloodshed.
Against the criticism that Rousseau's "general will" is a homogenizing principle, Inston insists that Rousseau's conception of democracy possess the structural incompleteness and openness to antagonism necessary to avoid stagnation and tyranny.
Ever since the establishment of an Israeli state in 1948, both sides have struggled to forge a peaceful co-existence amid deep-seated mutual antagonism, stalled negotiations and violent clashes, the most recent of which cost more than 150 lives this month.
While both traditional and Marxist accounts of early modern English society describe reciprocity as a sign of mutual recognition between the propertied and plebeian classes, Collings argues that the reversibility of power demonstrated in social rituals like bread riots does not demonstrate the mutual recognition of legitimate interests but shows the effects of a structural antagonism.
Not only has Mel Gibson shown outward antagonism toward Jews and Judaism in his public statements and actions, but his previous attempt to bring biblical history to life on the screen was marred by anti-Semitism.
It did not mischaracterize Rupert that way--the court said nothing about antagonism in the Rupert context and appears to have recognized correctly that Rupert was fundamentally about codefendant statements--but the distinguishing point it extracted from Rupert, focusing on the conflict between the two defendants, together with the two references to antagonism in the opinion, would be used by later courts to summarily define Rupert, too, as an antagonistic defenses case.
The antagonism was "anti-colonial resistance and not religious war.
This ethnic antagonism now gained disloyal ethnical character which is not directed against the interests of the Macedonian nation but against the political establishment and their concept for the country.
CDATA[ Media and government antagonism to Rabbi Kahane blurred his fight for Soviet Jewry and defense of elderly, helpless US Jews.