Definition of antipathy in English:


Syllabification: an·tip·a·thy
Pronunciation: /anˈtēpəTHē

noun (plural antipathies)

A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion: his fundamental antipathy to capitalism a thinly disguised mutual antipathy
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.


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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