meaning of antipathy

antipathy meaning in General Dictionary

Contrariety or opposition in experience decided aversion or dislike repugnance distaste

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  • a sense of intense dislike
  • the thing of a feeling of intense aversion; one thing becoming averted
  • Contrariety or opposition in experience; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.
  • All-natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of characteristics; as, oil and liquid have actually antipathy.

antipathy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, from Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, noun of state from antipathes "opposed in experience, having opposite experience; in substitution for suffering; felt mutually," from anti- "against" (see anti-) + root of pathos "feeling" (see pathos).


antipathy meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Contrariety or opposition in sensation; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.

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  • (letter.) Natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; since, oil and water have antipathy.

Sentence Examples with the word antipathy

The natural result of all these causes was that a feeling of antipathy rose against Athens in the minds of those to whom autonomy was the breath of life, and the fundamental tendency of the Greeks to disruption was soon to prove more powerful than the forces at the disposal of Athens.

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