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antagonist

an·tag·o·nist

antagonist

 
pronunciation:
aen tae g nihst
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who contends or fights with another; enemy, competitor, or adversary.
Police officers learn to defend themselves against armed antagonists.
synonyms:
adversary, foe, opponent
antonyms:
ally, supporter
similar words:
archenemy, competition, competitor, disputant, enemy, heavy, opposition, rival
definition 2: in literature, the hero's enemy.
synonyms:
villain
similar words:
archenemy, enemy, heavy, rival
definition 3: one muscle that causes movement in the opposite direction from that caused by another.
similar words:
complement, counterpart, opposite
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