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an·tag·o·nist

antagonist

 
pronunciation:
aen tae g nihst
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who fights against another; an enemy or competitor.
synonyms:
adversary, opponent
antonyms:
supporter
similar words:
competitor, enemy, opposition, rival
definition 2: a character who works against the hero of a story.
In "Snow White," the antagonist is the jealous queen.
synonyms:
villain
similar words:
enemy, rival
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The word antagonist contains the following part:
agon Greek root that means struggle, contest
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