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Definition of Antagonist

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

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

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

A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia. You split yourself into two minds - one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience.
David Mamet

I just want to be a part of great stories, whether I'm part of an amazing ensemble cast or I'm leading it or the antagonist or whatever.
Zoe Saldana
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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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