antagonistic definition

  • adjective:
    • Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic causes.
    • Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against.
    • described as antagonism or antipathy
    • indicating opposition or opposition
    • incapable of harmonious organization
    • arousing animosity or hostility
    • used especially of medications or muscle tissue that counteract or counteract each other's impact
    • Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
    • Opposing in combat, fighting; contending or acting against.
    • characterized by antagonism or antipathy
    • showing opposition or opposition
    • incapable of unified association
    • stimulating animosity or hostility
    • used especially of medicines or muscles that counteract or counteract each other's impact
  • others:
    • Contending against; acting in opposition; mutually opposing; opposite.
    • inside psychology of visual feeling, complementary: because, blue and yellow are antagonistic colors.
    • Contending against; acting in opposition; mutually opposing; opposing.
    • in psychology of aesthetic feeling, complementary: as, blue and yellowish are antagonistic colors.
  • noun:
    • something which acts in an antagonistic way; particularly, a muscle whoever action counteracts that another.
    • a thing that functions in an antagonistic way; specifically, a muscle whose activity counteracts that another.

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