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Definition of 'antagonism'


  1. a state of deep-seated ill-will
       Synonyms: hostility enmity
  2. the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors; "the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism"
  3. an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
  4. (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure

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