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Definition of Antagonism


  1. Opposition of action; counteraction or contrariety of things or principles.

Antagonism Quotations

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
Joseph Stalin

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Spiro T. Agnew

A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
Elizabeth Blackwell

Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.
George Henry Lewes

History shows, in my opinion, that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.
Richard Lamm
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Antagonism Translations

antagonism in German is Gegensatz, Widerstreit
antagonism in Italian is antagonismo
antagonism in Spanish is antitesis
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