Meaning of ANTAGONIST in English

ANTAGONIST

/ ænˈtægənɪst; NAmE / noun

( formal ) a person who strongly opposes sb/sth

SYN opponent

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent.: from French antagoniste or late Latin antagonista , from Greek antagōnistēs , from antagōnizesthai struggle against, from ant- against + agōnizesthai struggle (from agōn contest).

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