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Noun antagonism has 4 senses
  1. hostility, enmity, antagonism - a state of deep-seated ill-will
    --1 is a kind of state
    --1 has particulars:
     latent hostility, tension; war, state of war; suspicion
    Derived forms: verb antagonize1, verb antagonise2
  2. antagonism - the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors; "the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism"
    --2 is a kind of
    opposition, oppositeness
    Derived form: verb antagonise1
  3. antagonism - an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
    --3 is a kind of
    hostility, enmity, ill will; dislike
    Derived forms: verb antagonize1, verb antagonise2
  4. antagonism - (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
    --4 is a kind of
    hindrance, interference
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