- opposed, averse, or contrary; having or showing antipathy: They were antipathetic to many of the proposed changes
- causing or likely to cause antipathy: The new management was antipathetic to all of us.
Origin of antipathetic
Examples from the Web for antipathetic
Historical Examples of antipathetic
It is antipathetic to him not only as a philosopher, but also as a great writer.Phaedrus
At all times the North had fretted under the antipathetic yoke of the South.The Aesthetical Essays
She had never seen the lady before, and even now she did not find her antipathetic.Patsy
S. R. Crockett
In all relations Ralegh was antipathetic to James without consciousness of it.Sir Walter Ralegh
The whole place and everything about it was antipathetic to her.The Belton Estate
- (often foll by to) having or arousing a strong aversion
1630s "having an antipathy for," from an adjectival construction from Greek antipathein (see antipathy). Related: antipathetical (c.1600); antipathetically.