Definitions for antagonismænˈtæg əˌnɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostility, enmity, antagonism(noun)

    a state of deep-seated ill-will

  2. antagonism(noun)

    the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors

    "the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism"

  3. antagonism(noun)

    an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

  4. antagonism(noun)

    (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure

Wiktionary

  1. antagonism(Noun)

    A strong natural dislike or hatred; antipathy.

    The longstanding antagonism is manifested in frequent scuffles and shouting matches.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antagonism(noun)

    opposition of action; counteraction or contrariety of things or principles

  2. Origin: [Gr. 'antagw`nisma, fr. 'antagwni`zesqai to struggle against; 'anti` against + 'agwni`zesqai to contend or struggle, 'agw`n contest: cf. F. antagonisme. See Agony.]

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  1. Antagonism

    In phytopathology, antagonism refers to the action of any organism that suppress or interfere the normal growth and activity of a plant pathogen, such as the main parts of bacteria or fungi. These organisms can be used for pest control and are referred to as ``Biological Control Agents´´. They may be predators, parasites, parasitoides, or pathogens that attack harmful insect, weed or plant disease or any other organism in its vicinity . the inhibitory substance is highly specific in its action affecting only a specific species. many soil microorganisms are antagonistic .they secrete a potent enzyme which destroys other cells by digesting their cell walls and degrade the cellular material as well as d released protoplasmic material serves as a nutrient for the inhibitor organism for example Aspergillus has an antagonistic effect on Penicillium and Cladosporium . Trichoderma has an effect on actinomycetes. Pseudomanas shoe antagonism on Cladosporium. 'Antagonism - Mechanism' Antibiosis example- enzymes, toxins, antibiotics. Direct parasitism example- biotrophic or necrotrophic. competition example- for nutrients. Induced resistance.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zhu Haiquan:

    All measures seeking to increase military capacities will only intensify antagonism and will not help to solve the problem.

  2. Farhang Jahanpour of Oxford University:

    They should cooperate because if the present state of antagonism continues they will be the losers, and we will be witnessing wars for decades in the entire region and beyond.

  3. Marik Stern:

    A lot of us have developed a political identity different to our parents, they came here with a great antagonism to socialism and anything that has even a whiff of Soviet to it. They are very capitalist.

  4. John Alderdice:

    At the moment people see themselves as being great leaders because they are conducting conflict, nor because they are solving it and this provides a sense in the global community not of hope but of antagonism.

  5. Emma Goldman:

    Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.

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