Definition and Meanings for antagonist
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Part of Speech of antagonist
Etymology of antagonist
Meaning of antagonist
- one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; an opponent.
- a muscle which acts in opposition to another; as a flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it.
- a substance which opposes the actions of another substance in the body, especially a drgu that counteracts the effects of another drug.
- antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools of philosophy.