See also: Antagonist

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From Latin antagonista, from Ancient Greek ἀνταγωνιστής (antagōnistḗs, opponent) (ἀντί (antí, against) + ἀγωνιστής (agōnistḗs, a combatant, pleader, actor)), from ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι (antagōnízesthai, antagonize).

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  • IPA(key): /ænˈtæɡənɪst/
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antagonist (plural antagonists)

  1. An opponent or enemy.
  2. One who antagonizes or stirs.
  3. (biochemistry) A chemical that binds to a receptor but does not produce a physiological response, blocking the action of agonist chemicals.
    • 2001: The calcium antagonists represent one of the top ten classes of prescription drugs in terms of commercial value, with worldwide sales of nearly $10 billion in 1999. — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 41)
  4. (authorship) The main character or force opposing the protagonist in a literary work or drama.
    • 2022, Will Wood (musician) (lyrics and music), “The Main Character”, in In case I make it,, performed by Will Wood:
      So God forbid I'm seen just as an average human being / I mean, imagine if antagonists lacked any evil scheme
  5. (anatomy) A muscle that acts in opposition to another.
    A flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it.

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antagonist c (singular definite antagonisten, plural indefinite antagonister)

  1. (literature) antagonist

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Borrowed from French antagoniste, from Latin antagonista.

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antagonist m or n (feminine singular antagonistă, masculine plural antagoniști, feminine and neuter plural antagoniste)

  1. antagonistic
    Synonym: antagonic

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antagonist m (plural antagoniști)

  1. antagonist

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antagonist c

  1. an antagonist (opponent or enemy)
  2. (authorship) an antagonist
    Antonym: protagonist
  3. (biochemistry) an antagonist
  4. (anatomy) an antagonist

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Declension of antagonist 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative antagonist antagonisten antagonister antagonisterna
Genitive antagonists antagonistens antagonisters antagonisternas

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From French antagoniste.

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antagonist (definite accusative antagonisti, plural antagonistler)

  1. antagonist
    Synonyms: düşman, hasım, yağı

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Nominative antagonist
Definite accusative antagonisti
Singular Plural
Nominative antagonist antagonistler
Definite accusative antagonisti antagonistleri
Dative antagoniste antagonistlere
Locative antagonistte antagonistlerde
Ablative antagonistten antagonistlerden
Genitive antagonistin antagonistlerin