Antagonist Definition

ăn-tăgə-nĭst
antagonists
noun
antagonists
A person who opposes or competes with another; adversary; opponent.
Webster's New World
The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or drama.
American Heritage
A muscle that counteracts or opposes the action of another muscle (called the agonist)
Webster's New World
A substance in the body, or a drug, that counteracts or blocks the effect of another substance or drug (called the agonist)
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Antagonist

Noun

Singular:
antagonist
Plural:
antagonists

Origin of Antagonist

  • From Latin antagonista, from Ancient Greek ἀνταγωνιστής (antagōnistēs, “opponent”) (ἀντί (anti, “against”) + ἀγωνιστής (agōnistēs, “a combatant, pleader, actor”)), from ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι (antagōnizesthai, “antagonize”).

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