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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. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones.
I am equally balked by antagonism and by compliance.
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. They followed the new-comers with their eyes; but spoke no word to them.
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.
More than principle and benevolence, it was actually white racist antagonism toward Filipino farm laborers in California, and the American agricultural entrepreneurs' fear of the 'great menace' that Philippine products posed to them, that played a major role in the 'grant' of independence to the Philippines.
E478 is a novel and proprietary small molecule that uses AHR antagonism to expand gene-modified hematopoietic stem cells during manufacture, then the corrected cells are infused as the medicine for the patient.
The effectiveness was categorized into three groups: a positive factor of 20 or more suggested synergism, a negative factor of 20 or more suggested antagonism, and any intermediate value (i.e., between -20 and +20) was considered additive (Mansour et al., 1966; Wakil et al., 2012).
One of the methods that the regime is utilizing is to specifically target Arab audiences in order to increase antagonism toward some Arab states and officials.
He said it was historical that the era of political antagonism was over, with Makinde not out on the usual vendetta against the outgoing governor, but rather keen on partnering for the continued progress of the state.
For Marx, Lenin, and Mao, the defining feature of dialectical materialism, as a logic of change was the pivotal role it gave to the notion of antagonism, cast by them in terms of contradiction.
Ayurveda mentions in length about antagonism among food substances in its preventive healthcare teachings.
Researchers hypothesized that because roluperidone lacks the detrimental effects associated with currently available medications that do not benefit cognitive performance in patients with schizophrenia, the potential beneficial effects on cognition induced by 5HT2A antagonism and sigma antagonism would not be disrupted or diminished by other aspects of the compound's mechanism of action.