Foe vs. Antagonist

Foe vs. Antagonist — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Foe and Antagonist

Foenoun

A personal enemy or opponent.

Antagonistnoun

One who opposes and contends against another; an adversary.

Foenoun

One who is opposed to an idea or cause

a foe of tax reform.

Antagonistnoun

The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or drama.

Foenoun

An enemy in war.

Antagonistnoun

(Physiology) A muscle that counteracts the action of another muscle, the agonist.

Foenoun

Something that is destructive or injurious

taxes that were the foe of economic development.

Antagonistnoun

A drug or chemical substance that interferes with the physiological action of another, especially by combining with and blocking its receptor.

Foeadjective

(obsolete) Hostile.

Antagonistnoun

An opponent or enemy.

Foenoun

An enemy.

Antagonistnoun

One who antagonizes or stirs.

Foenoun

A unit of energy equal to 1044 joules.

Antagonistnoun

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

Foenoun

an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force);

a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies

Antagonistnoun

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

Foenoun

a personal enemy;

they had been political foes for years

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

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