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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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Arthur fancied that he heard in these praises a certain tone of custom, which he had heard from the father last night with an inward protest and feeling of antagonism.
The research will bring us closer to understanding a) inter-religious relationships between Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox believers, b) problems of national identity underlying religious antagonisms, and c) how religious and cultural border zones separate and unite, generate conflict and create mutual understanding, potentially promoting peaceful co-existence.
With Russia and Japan also wielding power, he warned about the consequences of "state-to-state antagonisms, territorial disputes and feuds" - with China seen as the biggest threat.
With Russia and Japan also wielding power, he warned about the consequences of 'state-to-state antagonisms, territorial disputes and feuds' - with China seen as the biggest threat.
As it soon became apparent, the intent of the title was not to see how the world would be if Islam had never existed, rather the intent was more subtle, to examine east-west antagonisms and consider if they would still exist without the Islamic influence.
Christmas brings a spirit of reconciliation, where relationships are softened and antagonisms released as a mood of goodwill moves gently through society.
Facing that magnitude of threat, European powers that were normally jealous and hostile to one another suppressed their mutual antagonisms to defeat the armies of Islam and their brutal Tartar Allies.
It is not as large as Northern Ontario, but certainly subject to the same kind of sense of difference and, at times, frictions and even antagonisms between different parts of the region I was working in.
After 12 years of civil war, a group of Muslim and Christian Lebanese have worked through their antagonisms and bitter memories to a point where they can express publicly their shame and pain and subsequent forgiveness and healing.
Back then, we found evidence of partnerships, protocols and plenty of good intentions on both sides-but we also found that underneath the gloss, the old antagonisms remained.
I'm interested in directly embracing the theater implied by these things, in bracketing those antagonisms instead of going one route and making it hyperbolic.
In 1968, Johnson declared, "the old antagonisms which we call the `Cold War' must fade--and I believe they will 'fade under stable, enlightened leadership.
During the Cold War, well-publicized antagonisms between East and West dictated that the United Nations not be able to establish its own permanent UN military operations.
This meant that conflicts over military and foreign policy raised the stakes of liberal-socialist antagonisms in Germany more often and more intensely than in Sweden.
The diplomatic sanctions against Libya resulted in a tightening of the regime's control, social problems and inter-regional antagonisms.