Definition of antagonistically in English:

antagonistically

adverb

  • See antagonistic

    • ‘In this process, we see the fallacy of blaming others for our emotional reactions and we are less likely to act out antagonistically or violently toward others.’
    • ‘They react antagonistically to any demand from the rank-and-file for democracy and accountability.’
    • ‘We discuss alternative pathways of sexual selection that may have acted in this system, including the possibility that female preferences and male traits have evolved antagonistically.’
    • ‘We found that mildly deleterious mutations interacted synergistically in poor-resource environments but antagonistically in rich-resource environments.’
    • ‘These molecules appear to function antagonistically, especially regarding regulation of cell proliferation.’

Pronunciation

antagonistically

/antaɡəˈnɪstɪkli/