Antagonistic An*tag`o*nis"tic, Antagonistical An*tag`o*nis"tic*al, a. Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces. -- {An*tag`o*nis"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

They were distinct, adverse, even antagonistic. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

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