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Antagonist Explained

antagonist at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[æn'tægənəst]

antagonist at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

antagonist at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] your opponent in a competition, battle, quarrel etc// protagonist//

antagonist at Swedish => English Of Explained:

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antagonist at Swedish => english Of Explained:

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antagonist at Croatian => English Of Explained:

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Antagonist at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Antagonist \An*tag"o*nist\, a.
Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools
of philosophy.

Antagonist \An*tag"o*nist\, n. [L. antagonista, Gr. ?; ? against
+ ? combatant, champion, fr. ?: cf. F. antagoniste. See
{Antagonism}.]
1. One who contends with another, especially in combat; an
adversary; an opponent.

Antagonist of Heaven's Almigthy King. --Milton.

Our antagonists in these controversies. --Hooker.

2. (Anat.) A muscle which acts in opposition to another; as a
flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an
extensor, which extends it.

3. (Med.) A medicine which opposes the action of another
medicine or of a poison when absorbed into the blood or
tissues.

Syn: Adversary; enemy; opponent; toe; competitor. See
{Adversary}.

antagonist at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

antagonist
n 1: someone who offers opposition [syn: {adversary}, {opponent},
{opposer}, {resister}] [ant: {agonist}]
2: a muscle that relaxes while another contracts; "when bending
the elbow the triceps are the antagonist"
3: a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of
another drug [ant: {synergist}]

antagonist at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » antagonista|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » sc=polytonic|ἀνταγωνιστής||opponent|lang=grc (Inter: term » ἀντί|sc=polytonic|tr=anti||against + Inter: term » ἀγωνιστής||a combatant, pleader, actor|tr=agōnistēs|lang=grc|sc=polytonic), from Inter: term » sc=polytonic|ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι||antagonize|lang=grc.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ænˈtæɡənɪst/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-antagonist.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An opponent or enemy.
    1. One who antagonizes or stirs.
    2. Inter: biochemistr » y A chemical that binds to a receptor but does not produce a physiological response, blocking the action of agonist chemicals.
    3. 2001: The calcium antagonists represent one of the top ten classes of prescription drugs in terms of commercial value, with worldwide sales of nearly $10 billion in 1999. — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 41)
    4. The main character or force opposing the protagonist in a literary work or drama.

      Antonyms

      * protagonist

  • agonist Inter: qualifier » biochemistry

    Related terms

    Inter: rel-top » |
  • agonistes
  • antagonise, antagonize

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • antagonism
    • receptor antagonist


    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » opponent
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|প্রতিপক্ষ|sc=Beng
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|antagonista|m|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ανταγωνιστής|m|tr=antagonistís
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|antagonis, Inter: t- » ms|penentang
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|هماورد|tr=hamāvard|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|رقیب|tr=raghib|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|حریف|tr=harif|sc=fa-Arab
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|antagonista|c

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|антагонист|m|tr=antagoníst|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|antagonista|m|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|motståndare


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » one who antagonizes
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ανταγωνιστής|m|tr=antagonistís
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|antagonis, Inter: t- » ms|penentang
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|دشمن|tr=došman|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|مخالف|tr=moxālef|sc=fa-Arab
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|antagonista|c


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|антагонист|m|tr=antagoníst|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|antagonista|m|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » chemical
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|antagonista|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ανταγωνιστής|m|tr=antagonistís


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|Kjemisk

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

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    Translation: ar » antagonist
    Translation: et » antagonist
    Translation: eo » antagonist
    Translation: fr » antagonist
    Translation: ko » antagonist
    Translation: io » antagonist
    Translation: kn » antagonist
    Translation: ku » antagonist
    Translation: hu » antagonist
    Translation: mg » antagonist
    Translation: ml » antagonist
    Translation: my » antagonist
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    Translation: ja » antagonist
    Translation: ps » antagonist
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    Translation: pt » antagonist
    Translation: ru » antagonist
    Translation: sq » antagonist
    Translation: fi » antagonist
    Translation: sv » antagonist
    Translation: ta » antagonist
    Translation: te » antagonist
    Translation: tr » antagonist
    Translation: tk » antagonist
    Translation: vi » antagonist
    Translation: zh » antagonist