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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishantagonistican‧tag‧o‧nis‧tic /ænˌtæɡəˈnɪstɪk◂/ adjective  1 unfriendly; wanting to argue or disagree syn hostile an antagonistic attitudesee thesaurus at unfriendly2 opposed to an idea or groupantagonistic to/towards antagonistic to new ideasantagonistically /-kli/ adverb
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antagonisticA lot of people refuse to work with Paula. Her manner is just too antagonistic.To a large extent these two approaches have been mutually exclusive, not to say antagonistic.I can't understand why he's being so antagonistic.So essentially antagonistic class interests sharing the same region find themselves allying with each other in their mutual self-interests.The bureaucracy also offered a means of social control over potentially antagonistic classes.A border is a dividing line marking an abrupt shift between two separate, sometimes antagonistic, entities.How can we reconcile the low frequency of expressions of emotional involvement in election campaigns with the high frequency of antagonistic partisanship?Any long-term antagonistic relationship seemed to harbor this kind of codependency.Why are Kate and John so antagonistic towards each other?The right wing press has always been deeply antagonistic towards the Labour party.antagonistic to/towardsOne tradition is the covenant one and is antagonistic to a straight forward nationalist sentiment.In 1945 Rhee possessed moral authority and commanded deep respect, even among those antagonistic to his conservatism.Both hormones are antagonistic to insulin and hence increase blood glucose.It is not to be inferred that all scientists are antagonistic to religion.Sheila had been enthusiastic, Annie icy and antagonistic to the idea of wages for housework.There is concern among Republicans that the groups being funded by the grants will be antagonistic to the new administration.The children can also become antagonistic towards the parents and refuse to get out of bed or to go to the lavatory.New ways, he believed, must perforce be antagonistic to the photographic image.
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