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Antagonistic (an-tag-un-iss-tick) means "going against." Most good stories have a protagonist and an antagonist.
The protagonist is usually the good guy, the hero, or the main character.
The antagonist is generally the bad guy, the villain, or the enemy of the protagonist. It makes sense, then, that anyone who is going against you is an antagonist or is being antagonistic.
Your mother might say to you, "Stop being so antagonistic to your sister."
Your teacher might say, "You shouldn't be so antagonistic about doing your homework."
What they are saying is that you shouldn't be so hostile, angry, or mean. We should all try to be protagonists in our own lives and stories.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."