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"antagonist" in British English

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antagonistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ænˈtæɡ.ə.nɪst/ formal
a ​person who is ​stronglyopposed to something or someone: The antagonists in this ​dispute are ​quiteunwilling to ​compromise.
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(Definition of antagonist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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antagonistnoun [C]

 us   /ænˈtæɡ·ə·nɪst/
a ​person who ​opposes or ​disagrees with another
(Definition of antagonist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “antagonist”
in Spanish antagonista…
in Vietnamese địch thủ…
in Malaysian musuh…
in Thai ศัตรู…
in French antagoniste…
in German der/die Widersacher(in)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对抗者,对立者, 对手, 敌人…
in Indonesian penentang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對抗者,對立者, 對手, 敵人…
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