Definition of antipathetic in English:


Syllabification: an·ti·pa·thet·ic
Pronunciation: /anˌtipəˈTHetik


Showing or feeling a strong aversion: it is human nature to be antipathetic to change
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  • But still we hear deeply entrenched economic attitudes which promote business strategies antipathetic to sustainable development.
  • Most of your friends are indifferent or antipathetic to it, so you don't bring it up much when talking about movies.
  • The modern Republican Party isn't just antipathetic to democracy - it seems to be doing everything within its power to convert it into a sham of itself, all the benefits of democracy without any of the actual practice or participation.
hostile to, against, (dead) set against, opposed to, antagonistic to/toward, ill-disposed to, unsympathetic to/toward
informal anti, down on


mid 19th century: from antipathy, on the pattern of pathetic.

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