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antipathy

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Pronunciation: /anˈtɪpəθi
 
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Definition of antipathy in English:

noun (plural antipathies)

[mass noun]
A deep-seated feeling of aversion: his fundamental antipathy to capitalism
More example sentences
  • In my view, his condition will persist while he remains in conflict with the Force as his antipathy is now so deep-seated and consuming.
  • As is customary, much was made of the mutual antipathy between the two fighters in the run-up to the contest.
  • Whatever the accuracy of those perceptions, the mutual antipathy is unspoken, but pervasive.
Synonyms

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'opposition of feeling, nature, or disposition'): from French antipathie, or via Latin from Greek antipatheia, from antipathēs 'opposed in feeling', from anti 'against' + pathos 'feeling'.

Derivatives

antipathic

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adjective
Example sentences
  • The character of Michael Moran is at the same time antipathic and yet awakening pity.
  • I will oppose all people whose ideals are violently antipathic to mine.
  • He is understandably gynephobic, with an aversion for young women powered by an antipathic neurological response.

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