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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Antagonist \An*tag"o*nist\, n. [L. antagonista, Gr. ?; ? against + ? combatant, champion, fr. ?: cf. F. antagoniste. See Antagonism.]
One who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; an opponent.
Antagonist of Heaven's Almigthy King.
Our antagonists in these controversies.
(Anat.) A muscle which acts in opposition to another; as a flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it.
(Med.) A medicine which opposes the action of another medicine or of a poison when absorbed into the blood or tissues.
Syn: Adversary; enemy; opponent; foe; competitor. See Adversary.
Antagonist \An*tag"o*nist\, a. Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools of philosophy.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1590s, from French antagoniste (16c.) or directly from Late Latin antagonista, from Greek antagonistes "competitor, opponent, rival," agent noun from antagonizesthai "to struggle against, oppose, be a rival," from anti- "against" (see anti-) + agonizesthai "to contend for a prize," from agon "contest" (see agony). Originally in battle or sport, extended 1620s to any sphere of human activity.
n. 1 An opponent or enemy. 2 One who antagonizes or stirs. 3 (context biochemistry English) A chemical that binds to a receptor but does not produce a physiological response, blocking the action of agonist chemicals. 4 The main character or force opposing the protagonist in a literary work or drama. 5 (context anatomy English) A muscle that acts in opposition to another.
An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or concept that stands in or represents opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend. In other words, an antagonist is a person or a group of people who opposes a protagonist.About.com, Literature: Contemporary "Antagonist." Online. October 18, 2007.
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Antagonist may also refer to:
- Antagonist (muscle), a muscle type
- Receptor antagonist, a class of drugs that bind to but do not trigger a receptor
- Physiological antagonists, a drug that produces an opposite effect (without blocking the same receptor)
- Antagonist A.D., a New Zealand metalcore band
- Antagonist (band), metalcore band from Whittier, California
- The Antagonists, a 1971 novel by Ernest K. Gann about the siege of Masada
- The Antagonists (TV series), a 1991 American television series
- Antagonist, a book in Childe Cycle by Gordon R. Dickson and David W. Wixon
- Antagonist (album), the debut album of the German Metalcore band Maroon
- HMS Antagonist
Antagonist is an American metalcore band from Whittier, California, formed in 1998. They released numerous EPs prior to being signed with Prosthetic Records. They have released two albums while under the Prosthetic Records banner, "Exist" and "World in Decline".
The current line-up of the band consists of Carlos Garcia (lead guitar/vocals), Nick Reyes (bass/backing vocals), Roland Leonard (lead guitar/backing vocals) and Orlando "Lond" Garcia (drums).
Antagonist is the debut album of the German metalcore band Maroon.
Usage examples of "antagonist".
They were declared to be aerial torpedo-boats, and the aeronaut was supposed to swoop close to his antagonist and cast his bombs as he whirled past.
Frenchman, finding himself puzzled by the learning of his antagonist, had recourse to the argumentum ad hominem, by laying his hand upon his sword, and declaring that he was ready to lose the last drop of his blood in opposition to such a damnable scheme.
Suliote unsheathed his ataghan, and nearly cut off the left arm of his antagonist, and then shot him through the head.
Beside the fact that I thoroughly believed in the soundness of bimetallism, as I now believe in it, I thought we ought not to give our antagonists who were pressing us so hard, and appealing so zealously to every debtor and every man in pecuniary difficulties, the advantage, in debate before the people, of arraying on their side all our great authorities of the past.
Knights of Nimmr met five Knights of the Sepulcher and another in which he was pitted against a single antagonist, but his only contest with the lance was to be in the grand finale when a hundred Fronters faced a hundred Backers, since, whereas, before his encounter with Malud he had been considered hopeless with sword and buckler now Prince Gobred looked to him to win many points with these, his lance work being held but mediocre.
He had been entered in two sword contests--one in which five Knights of Nimmr met five Knights of the Sepulcher and another in which he was pitted against a single antagonist, but his only contest with the lance was to be in the grand finale when a hundred Fronters faced a hundred Backers, since, whereas, before his encounter with Malud he had been considered hopeless with sword and buckler now Prince Gobred looked to him to win many points with these, his lance work being held but mediocre.
First the Calamine ore must be roasted to remove volatile antagonists.
De Coude hesitated, as though waiting to see his antagonist crumple to the ground.
CHAPTER XI - DEATH BELOW LOCKED with two thugs like Skate and Dingbat, The Shadow held advantages that his antagonists did not suspect.
And with every dyslogistic term, which he supposed had been applied to himself, he inflicted a new bruise on his rolling and roaring antagonist.
Its early period, unhappy as it was, prepared that party of Roman Catholics which, in the struggles terminated by the English revolution, was opposed as an antagonist force to the Scottish Presbyterians, and thus assisted in effecting the adjustment of the English government.
I am told all the pamphlets are exceptionable in point of temper, and this one in particular, which not only ascribes the most unworthy motives to its antagonist, but contains some very unjustifiable and gratuitous attacks upon other sects unconnected with the dispute.
And as the years went on, the memory of all their folly, falseness, and hypocrisy was curiously altered and subdued and the memory that grew more vivid and dominant was of a little family, one of millions huddled below the immense and timeless skies that bend above us, lost in the darkness of nameless and unnumbered lives upon the lonely wilderness of life that is America, and banked together against these giant antagonists, for comfort, warmth, and love, with a courage and integrity that would not die and could not be forgotten.
Dick, boy-like, smiled grimly as, in imagination he could see the deplorable condition of his antagonist when Ferd humbly admitted that he had had enough.
What it has taken minutes to write occurred in but a few seconds, but during that time Tars Tarkas had seen my plight and had dropped from the lower branches, which he had reached with such infinite labour, and as I flung the last of my immediate antagonists from me the great Thark leaped to my side, and again we fought, back to back, as we had done a hundred times before.