acting in opposition; opposing, especially mutually.
In Canada, relations between the federal system and the provincial system are much more fraught — often antagonistic.
Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Two Party System? David Frum October 5, 2012
First, we enjoy a denial so implausible it verges on the antagonistic, then a grudging acknowledgment of the facts of the matter.
What Tiger’s Mom Saw Lizzie Skurnick December 4, 2009
No matter how antagonistic the question or the barb, Jackson keeps a low voice and a respectful tone.
Obama’s Big Green Gun Michelle Cottle November 1, 2011
Ironically, Hezbollah and its backer Iran have not always had an antagonistic relationship with al-Qaeda.
Hezbollah, Jabhat al-Nusra Set for Showdown in Syria Jamie Dettmer March 13, 2013
It was bad enough in America, with all the agencies involved, which led to some antagonistic moments among them in Katrina.
Haiti’s Grisly Problem Cyril Wecht January 18, 2010
The interview had been, on the whole, antagonistic; yet the impression it left on her mind was pleasant.
Meg’s Friend Alice Abigail Corkran
Then it came, in the jeering laughter of the antagonistic Dalis.
Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 Various
This man, whose attitude when he saw her in secret at Boscombe was so antagonistic, was now deeply in love with her!
The Place of Dragons William Le Queux
To neglect it, to be indifferent to it, is worse and more foolish than to be antagonistic.
The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book Various
There was a little pride about him which was antagonistic to the best interests of such a trade as his.
The Duke’s Children Anthony Trollope
in active opposition
1630s, from antagonist + -ic. Related: Antagonistical (1620s); antagonistically.
something that neutralizes or counteracts alkalinity. Historical Examples antalkali, a substance which neutralizes an alkali, and is used medicinally to counteract an alkaline tendency in the system. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various antalkali, ant-al′ka-li, n. anything that counteracts the action of an alkali. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: […]
preventing, neutralizing, or counteracting alkalinity. .
the point exactly opposite in direction to the ; the point away from which the solar system is moving and toward which the stars appear to be converging, located in the constellation Columba.
of, at, or near the South Pole. the Antarctic, the Antarctic Ocean and Antarctica. Contemporary Examples As forbidding as this terrain is, there is another force at work on the ocean surface – the antarctic Circumpolar Current. MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It? Clive Irving September 6, 2014 During […]
- Palmer archipelago
a group of islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the NW coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Historical Examples And this discovery led to that of the Palmer Archipelago to the south of them. The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen noun a group of islands between South America and Antarctica: part of […]