In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(behavior/attitude) hostil(attitude/behavior) antagonistato be antagonistic to sb/sth
- they are openly antagonistic to him — le son abiertamente hostiles
- a society antagonistic to change — una sociedad que se opone al cambio
- I have often wondered why so many theologians are keen on the very writers who are most overtly antagonistic to Christianity.
- Greek city-states were fiercely independent and often profoundly antagonistic to their immediate Greek neighbours.
- It is no longer possible for any section of the global population to cling to a system of thinking that is uncompromisingly antagonistic to the thinking of others.
- But in Britain and the US many people feel ambivalent or antagonistic towards the mainstream popular resistance.
- I am left wondering what moves people to be so antagonistic to two beautiful and harmless wild creatures.
- Some students have trouble coping with friends or family members who are antagonistic to their teaching aspirations.
- It recognizes that politics must have an underlying morality to it, but it is antagonistic to traditional morality.
- The capitalist profit motive is antagonistic to public health, preferring to treat illness rather than preventing it.
- In the future we might have a Government that is pretty antagonistic to the aid community, and is running some rather strange foreign policy agendas.
- It is deeply rooted in place and profoundly antagonistic to market values.
- He was rude and antagonistic to my friends, kept picking arguments and was often deliberately provocative, manipulating people into tense arguments.
- The commission on men may well die on the vine from being stacked with members who are antagonistic to, or ignorant of, men's issues.
- I was disappointed that our elected representative was so antagonistic to councillors who were working hard to resolve the dispute.
- Lutheranism developed in two different directions, somewhat antagonistic to one another.
- Nor are most Australians of Irish descent (partial or complete) antagonistic to Britain.
- Although antagonistic to this cultural heritage, their critiques can themselves be said to assume a national frame.
- These two communities are often antagonistic to each other, and I think that may be because they do not understand each other.
- Their attitudes concerning poetry and its function in life are different, sometimes even antagonistic to one another.
- Would any of the societies be antagonistic to each other?
- The ceremony at the square was watched by more than three thousand people, including many who had been so antagonistic to him.
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