Definition of antipathy in English:

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Pronunciation: /anˈtēpəTHē/

noun (plural antipathies)

A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion: his fundamental antipathy to capitalism a thinly disguised mutual antipathy
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  • 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.
hostility, antagonism, animosity, aversion, animus, enmity, dislike, distaste, hatred, hate, abhorrence, loathing


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

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Syllabification: an·tip·a·thy

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