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Meaning of ANTIPATHY

Pronunciation:  an'tiputhee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided; "cats were his greatest antipathy"
  2. [n]  a feeling of intense dislike

ANTIPATHY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aversion, distaste
 See Also: dislike, object



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An*tip"a*thy\, n.; pl. {Antipathies}. [L. antipathia,
Gr. ?; ? against + ? to suffer. Cf. F. antipathie. See
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.

2. 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.

Note: Antipathy is opposed to {sympathy}. It is followed by
      to, against, or between; also sometimes by for.

Syn: Hatred; aversion; dislike; disgust; distaste; enmity;
     ill will; repugnance; contrariety; opposition. See

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