a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.
- an·tip·a·thist, noun
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How to use antipathy in a sentence
He was motivated to act so swiftly not by his passion for Martinez’s candidacy but because of his antipathy toward Myers.
It may very well be that she was not well known enough to have generated that much antipathy but it’s a just beautiful to cast that as her failure.
Health officials in these places said they had not expected such anti-vaccine antipathy.U.S. sees significant drop in vaccinations over past week | Dan Keating, Fenit Nirappil, Isaac Stanley-Becker | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Prince Philip misread the public antipathy to the royal family in the days after Diana’s death in a car crash in 1997.Prince Philip, royal consort to Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99 | Adrian Higgins | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Polls have shown voters for decades have harbored antipathy toward Congress as a body, but support their own representative.
But what they do have in common, I think, is being told what to do: their antipathy to that.After 30 Years of Growth, the Cowboy Poetry Festival Tries to Keep Its Pioneer Spirit | John L. Smith | February 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the Democratic side of the ledger antipathy towards free trade is presumed and, by now, historic.Obama Wants to Fight Income Inequality…With More Free Trade? | Lloyd Green | January 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A little while ago I asked a Texas conservative I know to unpack the antipathy aroused by Cruz.
He cannot disguise his longstanding antipathy toward the British.Rupert Murdoch Bares Media’s Reach to Leveson Inquiry on Phone Hacking | Nicholas Wapshott | April 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The antipathy toward America in the Middle East continues even after the architects of the Iraq war have exited the stage.
Houses innumerable had been built for it on deck, but the sagacious animal had a rooted antipathy to restraint.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
He did not appear to notice the half-outstretched hand, and Dick felt as though there was an instinctive antipathy between them.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
In the new Parliament that antipathy amounted almost to a mania.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
From this you can conclude that if you are antipathetic to me, this antipathy proceeds fundamentally from myself.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
National antipathy operated on some minds, religious antipathy on others.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for antipathy
a feeling of intense aversion, dislike, or hostility
the object of such a feeling
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