The definition of antagonistic are actions that are purposefully malicious and unkind, or a person acting in such a way.
An example of someone acting in an antagonistic way is someone who gives a co-worker dirty looks on a regular basis.
showing antagonism; acting in opposition
(comparative more antagonistic, superlative most antagonistic)
- Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
From antagonist + -ic
- The "fable" appears to be antagonistic to ideas of monarchy.
- So, in Christianity, the existence of Satan as an evil influence, antagonistic to God, involves a kind of dualism.
- In 1900 he allied himself with other hostile chiefs and adopted an openly antagonistic attitude to the British government.
- 7 hose conditions are to a certain extent mutually antagonistic, since an engine designed to satisfy either condition independently of the other R euld Le a different engine from that designed to make the best ccmpromise between them.
- Although the protective tariffs thus imposed have resulted in a large increase in manufacturing industries, some of them have been antagonistic to the productive interests of the country, as in the case of weaving mills which use imported yarns.