antagonistic


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acting against or in opposition

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indicating opposition or resistance

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characterized by antagonism or antipathy

arousing animosity or hostility

used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect

incapable of harmonious association

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Another point that nearly all the different versions have in common is that, based on long and careful study of the doctrine's development in most federal and state jurisdictions, it is my considered opinion that the doctrine of antagonistic defenses is, in essence, a "junk" doctrine in nearly every, if not every, jurisdiction.
Isolates' antagonistic properties against pathogenic moulds were assayed for toxin production.
This CD40 antagonistic mAb was discovered by Kirin and shows strong immunosuppressive activity in preclinical studies.
It started out being very antagonistic, and the implied threat was that they were somehow going to go against us and sort of bad-mouth what our efforts were.
We usually view Islam and secularism as two antagonistic systems of beliefs, one based on an alleged Revelation, the other on the refusal to admit of any such Revelation, one claiming total submission to God's will, the other to reason's dictates.
Signorile may not appreciate the importance and practice of faith by many well-meaning people in our country, including many GLBT people, but he should stay out of the way and let the GLBT-affirming people who do offer their best witness for faith and justice build relationships that will deepen understanding, and he should quit throwing antagonistic stones from the sidelines.
PITTSBURGH -- The same genetic variation that has been associated with aggressive behaviors in certain psychiatric and criminal populations may predict confrontational and antagonistic behavior among some men, Stephen B.
I write this letter to praise both Jeff Nall for writing his wonderful article, "Overcoming Antagonistic Atheism to Recast the Image of Humanism" (July/August 2006), and the Humanist for publishing it.
My problem is that there is no evidence that 'making nice' with those antagonistic to economic and technological change has any positive affect on the bottom line .
Schramm's earlier large-scale sculptures--similar in form and in their use of Home Depot materials--seemed to have a less antagonistic relationship to the spaces in which they were shown, offering the viewer an opportunity to perambulate (and therefore more fully understand their complexity).
It is by no means antagonistic and does not exclude the Church's ever more active participation in social life.
The professed purpose of this book is to warn Americans about the present course of the Republicans controlling the government; to explain the cause behind the extremely antagonistic attitude that Republicans and Democrats hold toward each other; and to point out the direction that Carter, as a pious man with political experience, believes that our country should go.
There were, for that matter, even Boomers who were antagonistic to the great movements of the period--for instance, George W Bush.
In the case of influenza A virus, this IFN[alpha]/[beta] antagonistic function is encoded by the nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) gene.
Scholars of history and literature from Britain and the US as well as Ireland look at a period when often antagonistic religious movements had a profound effect on Irish culture.