Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun antagonism

4 senses of antagonism

Sense 1
hostility, enmity, antagonism -- (a state of deep-seated ill-will)
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 2
antagonism -- (the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors; "the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism")
       => opposition, oppositeness -- (the relation between opposed entities)

Sense 3
antagonism -- (an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility)
       => hostility, enmity, ill will -- (the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility")
       => dislike -- (a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive")

Sense 4
antagonism -- ((biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure)
       => hindrance, hinderance, interference -- (the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding)

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