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1830, from French antipathique; see antipathy + -ic. It tends to be used in medicine in place of antipathetic.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for antipathic

Historical Examples of antipathic

  • Death, and especially pain, are not only antipathic, but almost incomprehensible.

    The Insect

    Jules Michelet

  • From their antipathic contact genius long has fled, leaving the field open to triumphant mediocrity.

  • Such testimony, from artists so antipathic to his practice, is a curious tribute at once to his merit and influence.