|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section IV. Antagonism|
| 2. Active Antagonism|
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|NOUN:||OPPONENT, antagonist, adversary, oppugnant [rare]; adverse party, opposition; enemy [See Enemy]; assailant.|
OPPOSITIONIST, obstructive; brawler, wrangler, brangler [rare], disputant; filibuster [U. S.], filibusterer [U. S.], extremist, bitter-ender [U. S.], irreconcilable, obstructionist, willful men.
MALCONTENT; demagogue, reactionist; anarchist, anarch; Jacobin, Fenian, Sinn Feiner; Red; Industrial Workers of the World, I. W. W.
RIVAL, competitor, contestant, entrant; the field.
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- Each brave foe was in his heart a friend.Homer
- He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.Burke