What is the meaning of antagonism?

noun

  • A state of deep-seated ill-will.
  • The relation between opposing principles or forces or factors.
    • usage: "the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism"
  • An actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility.
  • Biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure. (.
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