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.

Origin of antipathy

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

Related forms

an·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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