Complete Definition of "antipathy"

English

Etymology
:From Gr. ανÏιÏάθεια antipatheia, noun of state from ανÏιÏÎ±Î¸Î­Ï antipathes "opposed in feeling", from ανÏί-- anti- "against" + root of ÏÎ¬Î¸Î¿Ï pathos "feeling".

Pronunciation
IPA|/ænËtɪpÉθi/, SAMPA|/{n"[email protected]/
Hyphenation: an·tip·athy

Noun
antipathy (plural antipathies)

  1. Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.

#* Inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments to others, are to be avoided. --Washington.

  1. Natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; as, oil and water have antipathy.

#* A habit is generated of thinking that a natural antipathy exists between hope and reason. --I. Taylor.
#* Note: Antipathy is opposed to {sympathy}. It is followed by to, against, or between; also sometimes by for.

Synonyms
Hatred; aversion; dislike; disgust; distaste; enmity; ill will; repugnance; contrariety; opposition.

Translations

Croatian: t-|hr|antipatija|f
Greek: ανÏιÏάθεια (antipatheia) f
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