Ag`o*nis"tic (#), Ag`o*nis"tic*al (#), a. [Gr. . See Agonism.]

Pertaining to violent contests, bodily or mental; pertaining to athletic or polemic feats; athletic; combative; hence, strained; unnatural.

As a scholar, he [Dr. Parr] was brilliant, but he consumed his power in agonistic displays. De Quincey.


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