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noun [countable/uncountable] antagonism pronunciation in American English /ænˈtæɡəˌnɪzəm/
  1. 1
    a strong feeling of disliking someone, usually a feeling that has existed for a long time
    antagonism between: the growing antagonism between the two groups
    antagonism toward/to: It was difficult to explain their antagonism toward strangers.

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