The definition of antagonism is an ongoing aggression or animosity between two individuals or groups.(noun)
An example of antagonism is when a group of students repeatedly bully another group.
Antagonism is defined as a state of opposition.(noun)
An example of antagonism is when constituents disagree on principle with a stance their congressional representative has made.
In physiology, the definition of antagonism is two muscles working in opposition.(noun)
An example of antagonism is how the biceps and triceps work when extending and flexing the elbow.
See antagonism in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Gr antagōnisma < antagōnizesthai: see antagonize
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