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Tritagonist vs. Antagonist

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Tritagonistnoun

In Greek drama, the actor who played the third role (after the protagonist and deuteragonist)

Antagonistnoun

An opponent or enemy.

Tritagonistnoun

the person who is third in importance, after the protagonist and deuteragonist, in an ancient Greek drama.

Antagonistnoun

One who antagonizes or stirs.

Tritagonist

In literature, the tritagonist or tertiary main character (from Ancient Greek: τριταγωνιστής, tritagōnistḗs, third actor) is the third most important character of a narrative, after the protagonist and deuteragonist. In ancient Greek drama, the tritagonist was the third member of the acting troupe.

Antagonistnoun

(biochemistry) A chemical that binds to a receptor but does not produce a physiological response, blocking the action of agonist chemicals.

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Antagonistnoun

(authorship) The main character or force opposing the protagonist in a literary work or drama.

Antagonistnoun

(anatomy) A muscle that acts in opposition to another.

‘A flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it.’;

Antagonistnoun

One who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; an opponent.

‘Antagonist of Heaven's Almigthy King.’; ‘Our antagonists in these controversies.’;

Antagonistnoun

A muscle which acts in opposition to another; as a flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it.

Antagonistnoun

A medicine which opposes the action of another medicine or of a poison when absorbed into the blood or tissues.

Antagonistadjective

Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools of philosophy.

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Antagonistnoun

someone who offers opposition

Antagonistnoun

a muscle that relaxes while another contracts;

‘when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist’;

Antagonistnoun

a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug

Antagonistnoun

a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary

‘he turned to confront his antagonist’;

Antagonistnoun

a substance which interferes with or inhibits the physiological action of another

‘LSD is a serotonin antagonist’;

Antagonistnoun

a muscle whose action counteracts that of another specified muscle.

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Antagonist

An antagonist is a character in a story who is presented as the chief foe of the protagonist.

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