- a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
- an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
- an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.
Origin of antipathy
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1. disgust, abhorrence, detestation, hatred.
1. See aversion.
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Examples from the Web for antipathy
But what they do have in common, I think, is being told what to do: their antipathy to that.After 30 Years of Growth, the Cowboy Poetry Festival Tries to Keep Its Pioneer Spirit
John L. Smith
February 8, 2014
A little while ago I asked a Texas conservative I know to unpack the antipathy aroused by Cruz.Why Does Ted Cruz Inspire Such Animosity?
May 3, 2013
The antipathy toward America in the Middle East continues even after the architects of the Iraq war have exited the stage.Ten Iraq War Legacies
The Daily Beast
August 31, 2010
There is, similar to the anger at the clothing the women dare to wear, an antipathy toward glamour.Why We Despise Sex and the City
May 31, 2010
Other Freedom Watch regulars share his antipathy to the union of the states.Too Hot for Fox News
July 29, 2009
Probably Angus entertained some of the antipathy to Scotchmen which was peculiar to his age.The Shadow of a Crime
The very sentiments which I then expressed proclaimed my antipathy to the practice.The Snare
Perhaps this was because of his antipathy to M. Leandre and to the issue involved.Scaramouche
But let us come in earnest to those who have really had an antipathy to wine.Ebrietatis Encomium
Both of you had an antipathy to him, and indeed I own to concurring in the sentiment.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
- a feeling of intense aversion, dislike, or hostility
- the object of such a feeling
C17: from Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, from anti- + patheia feeling
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Word Origin and History for antipathy
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