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Pronunciation:  an`tagu'nistik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  incapable of harmonious association
  2. [adj]  used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
  3. [adj]  arousing animosity or hostility; "his antagonizing brusqueness"; "a speech that was antagonizing to many voters"
  4. [adj]  characterized by antagonism or antipathy; "slaves antagonistic to their masters"; "antipathetic factions within the party"
  5. [adj]  indicating opposition or resistance

ANTAGONISTIC is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: alienating, antagonising, antagonizing, antipathetic, antipathetical, counter, hostile, incompatible, negative
 Antonyms: conciliating, conciliative, conciliatory, interactive, synergistic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An*tag`o*nis"tic\, Antagonistical
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