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Definition of Antagonist


  1. One who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; an opponent.
  2. A muscle which acts in opposition to another; as a flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it.
  3. A medicine which opposes the action of another medicine or of a poison when absorbed into the blood or tissues.
  4. Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools of philosophy.

Antagonist Quotations

People come up to me and say, 'You are such a great bad guy.' The fact is that the antagonist in a movie is usually the most fun to play. You can stretch the role and do so much with it.
Robert Z'Dar

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Edmund Burke

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Edmund Burke

Evil is relative - and what I mean by that is that our villains are as complex, as deep and as compelling as any of our heroes. Every antagonist in the DC Universe has a unique darkness, desire and drive. And the reason for being of 'Forever Evil' is to explore that darkness.
Geoff Johns

The Roman Catholic Church, had it captured me, as it nearly did, would have sent me on some mission of danger and sacrifice and utilised me as a martyr; the Church established by law transformed me into an unbeliever and an antagonist.
Annie Besant
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Antagonist Translations

antagonist in German is Widersacher
antagonist in Spanish is antagonista
antagonist in Swedish is antagonist
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