Definition of antipathy in English:

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antipathy

Pronunciation: /anˈtɪpəθi/

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
hostility, antagonism, animosity, aversion, animus, opposition, enmity, dislike, distaste, ill will, ill feeling, hatred, hate, abhorrence, loathing, repugnance, odium;
grudge
informal allergy
archaic disrelish

Derivatives

antipathic

Pronunciation: /ˌantɪˈpaθɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Rather than wrap herself up in the mystique of the antipathic artist, Polly admits she's trapped in a self-defeating cycle of suffering followed by songwriting purgation.
  • He is understandably gynephobic, with an aversion for young women powered by an antipathic neurological response.
  • I will oppose all people whose ideals are violently antipathic to mine.

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'.

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