Definition of antipathetic in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /anˌtipəˈTHedik/


Showing or feeling a strong aversion: it is human nature to be antipathetic to change
More example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: an·ti·pa·thet·ic

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.