antagonism

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀνταγωνιστής (antagōnistēs, opponent), from ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι (antagōnizesthai, antagonize), from Ancient Greek ἀγών (agōn, contest) (English agon).

NounEdit

antagonism (plural antagonisms)

  1. A strong natural dislike or hatred; antipathy.
    The longstanding antagonism is manifested in frequent scuffles and shouting matches.

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Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 09:08