Pronunciation of Antagonistic
/antˈaɡənˈɪstɪk/, /antˈaɡənˈɪstɪk/, /a_n_t_ˈa_ɡ_ə_n_ˈɪ_s_t_ɪ_k/
Antonyms for antagonistic:
Synonyms for antagonistic:
stonily, roughly, stiff, uncaring, unwelcoming, offhand, dour, unsociable, frosty, forbidding, icy, icily, chilly, coolly, frigid, brusque, sour, wintry, impersonal, unapproachable, haughty, cold, standoffish, severely, stony-faced, sourly, stony, disobliging, unsmiling, Cold-hearted, grim, antisocial, unpleasant, severe, misanthropic, hard-boiled, ill-disposed, remote, stiffly, rough.
Other synonyms and related words:
unfavorable, unfriendly, mismated, dour, ill-sorted, rebellious, Against, remote, rough, adverse, unsmiling, antagonizing, opposed, roughly, uncongenial, competitive, frosty, impersonal, antipathetical, soldierly, haughty, bipolar, aggressive, adversary, militaristic, jaundiced, belligerent, inhospitable, inimical, pugnacious, repugnant, unpleasant, disaffected, discrepant, unsociable, opposing, counter, antagonising, different, chilly, glacial, adversarial, ill-disposed, alienating, anti, uncaring, rival, negative, icily, mortal, severe, contrastive, forbidding, incompatible, unsuited, Cold-hearted.
at variance (adjective)
warring, conflicting, cacophonous, antipathetic, feuding, rioting, Squabbling, discordant, dissonant, bickering, tense, differing, brawling, dissenting, harsh, clashing, loath, dissident, disharmonious, colliding, contentious, raucous, hostile, rowing, clamoring.
differing, unmusical, inharmonious, discord, unmelodious, disharmonious, jarring, fricative, tuneless, hostile, unharmonious, dissonant, contentious, conflicting, discordant, cacophonous, quarrelsome.
hateful, foul, sullen, ill-natured, baleful, catty, malignant, hurtful, churlish, venomous, bitter, evil, treacherous, sinister, vindictive, Black-hearted, baneful, perfidious, hostile, nasty, spiteful, malevolent, rancorous, virulent, vicious, wicked, corrosive, mean, malicious.
stung, offended, galled, infuriated, hurt, miffed, Huffed, acerbic, resentful, malevolent, embittered, vexed, envious, sore, discontent, spiteful, bitter, Piqued, Spleenful, vindictive, splenetic, irritated.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for antagonistic:
- I was not actively antagonistic to Gertrude's lover, but I meant to be convinced, one way or the other. - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
- " That was very wrong; but it was of a piece with the rest of your conduct, which has been from first to last antagonistic to me. - "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
- It is at the root of the fundamental difference between Military and Naval Strategy, and affords the explanation of much strategical error and confusion which have arisen from applying the principles of land warfare to the sea without allowing for the antagonistic conditions of the communications and the operations against them in each case. - "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.