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antipathetic

[ an-ti-puh-thet-ik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tɪ pəˈθɛt ɪk, ænˌtaɪ- /
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adjective
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.
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Also an·ti·pa·thet·i·cal [an-ti-puh-thet-i-kuhl, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəl, ænˌtaɪ-/ .

Origin of antipathetic

1630–40; <Greek antipathḗs opposed in feeling (anti- + -pathēs, adj. derivative of páthospathos), with -etic by analogy with pathetic

OTHER WORDS FROM antipathetic

an·ti·pa·thet·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·pa·thet·i·cal·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antipathetic

antipathetic

antipathetical

/ (ænˌtɪpəˈθɛtɪk, ˌæntɪpə-) /

adjective
(often foll by to) having or arousing a strong aversion

Derived forms of antipathetic

antipathetically, adverb
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