Antagonism and Opposition


Antagonism noun - The relation between opposing principles or forces or factors.
Usage example: the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism

Opposition is a synonym for antagonism in hostility topic. In some cases you can use "Opposition" instead a noun "Antagonism", when it comes to topics like animosity, conflict, support, contradiction. popular alternative


Opposition noun - The inclination to resist.

Antagonism is a synonym for opposition in animosity topic. You can use "Antagonism" instead a noun "Opposition", if it concerns topics such as hostility, conflict, support, resistance. popular alternative

How words are described

direct direct antagonism direct opposition
initial initial antagonism initial opposition
open open antagonism open opposition
romantic romantic antagonism romantic opposition
Other adjectives: actual, entire, real, constant, main, supposed, personal, internal, moral, early, religious, general, possible.
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