• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Antagonised made antagonistic, opposed beyond hope of reconciliation
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. anti, against—agōn, contest. See Agony.


In literature:

We don't want to antagonise them.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
The plea against death was that it would antagonise three-fourths of England, and make a martyr out of a fool.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
Our Missionary must not antagonise men unnecessarily.
"The Prospector" by Ralph Connor
I did not want to antagonise the man; on the contrary I wanted to have him with us.
"The Jewel of Seven Stars" by Bram Stoker
That is Right which subserves Evolution; that is Wrong which antagonises it.
"The Basis of Morality" by Annie Besant
Passionate and acutely sensitive, she yet seems never to think of antagonising her affliction or to falter in her unconscious fortitude.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
But it is to be recollected that the United States itself was weak, and could not be expected to antagonise Europe too deeply.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
There was something in Kenwick's manner that antagonised him; it was, somehow, too appreciative.
"A Venetian June" by Anna Fuller
He did not dare antagonise her, for if he did, she would penalise him by giving him poor food and reduced portions.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
It might strike a wiser man in your situation that it would be worth while not to antagonise a friend who has come to serve you.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney