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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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The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with clash antagonisms.
We are armed all over with subtle antagonisms, which, as soon as we meet, begin to play, and translate all poetry into stale prose.
Their attitude was more of fearful suspicion than antagonism.
I think Raja sensed their antagonism, for he kept tug-ging at his leash and growling ominously.
I should prefer that they mated voluntarily," replied the professor, the strange gleam leaping to his eyes at the suggestion of possible antagonism to his cherished plan, "but if not, then they shall be compelled by the force of my authority--they both belong to me, body and soul.
I say adversaries, for on recalling such proud memories we should avoid the word "enemies," whose hostile sound perpetuates the antagonisms and strife of nations, so irremediable perhaps, so fateful - and also so vain.
The two countries cannot afford to have a relationship of antagonism and should join hands for prosperityC* India is not an obstacle in China's growth.
1) Behind the non-dialectical pairing of Empire and multitude, one needs to discern the figures of a far more classical albeit 'mutant' antagonism between capital and labour, of the kind formulated in what can loosely be defined as the 'workerist' (operaista) and 'post-workerist' (post-operaista) development of critical Marxism beginning with the work of Raniero Panzieri and the Quaderni Rossi journal, and then gaining greater prominence chiefly in the writings of Mario Tronti and Antonio Negri, whose intellectual production of the sixties and seventies will concern me here.
The Golden Compass is based on the "Dark Materials" trilogy of atheist children's author Phillip Pullman, a series he wrote promoting antagonism to all religion, particular Christianity.
After subjects underwent computed tomography scans to measure their arteries for calcium--a marker of plaque build-up that increases risk for heart attack and stroke--researchers found that higher antagonism scores correlated with significant calcium build-up.
Winston Churchill suggested the Jewish people were "partly responsible for the antagonism from which they suffer", according to a document made public for the first time.
In the article, Churchill says: "It may be that, unwittingly, the Jews are inviting persecution, that they have been partly responsible for the antagonism from which they suffer.
Hillary Clinton has a good idea for inspiring a greater sense of urgency among Iraqi leaders to find a political solution to their sectarian antagonism.
Wilson notes that apostasy often arose out of persecution and caused militant antagonism and social dislocation.
They have to respond to the antagonism that culture so frequently presents in the form of prejudices that remain long after the rational defense has been demonstrated.