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antagonism (noun) hatred between two people, or groups of people; enmity; opposition to a person, plan, proposal, etc..

When two persons hate each other, there is antagonism between them. One has antagonism to the other. For example, we talk of the antagonism between George Bush and Saddam Hussein, or between the US and Iraq. Iraq is now a divided country with a strong hatred between the Shia Muslims and the Sunny Muslims there. So there is antagonism between the two sects of Islam. There is antagonism in the third world countries to the implementation of the agreement on patent rights. That is, they oppose the agreement.

  • The antagonism between the Christian countries and the Muslim countries led to the Crusades, the religious wars between them, during the 11th, 12th, and the 13th centuries.
  • There was antagonism from the southern states of the US to the abolition of slavery because their economy was dependent on slave labor.
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