antipathy

[ an-tip-uh-thee ]
/ ænˈtɪp ə θi /

noun, plural an·tip·a·thies.

a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.

Nearby words

  1. antiparticle,
  2. antipasto,
  3. antipater,
  4. antipathetic,
  5. antipathic,
  6. antipedal,
  7. antipediculotic,
  8. antipeptic,
  9. antiperiodic,
  10. antiperistalsis

Origin of antipathy

1595–1605; < Latin antipathīa < Greek antipátheia. See anti-, -pathy

Related formsan·tip·a·thist, noun

Synonym study

1. See aversion.

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British Dictionary definitions for antipathy

antipathy

/ (ænˈtɪpəθɪ) /

noun plural -thies

a feeling of intense aversion, dislike, or hostility
the object of such a feeling

Word Origin for antipathy

C17: from Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, from anti- + patheia feeling

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