antipathy

  • 1 Antipathy — is dislike for something or somebody, the opposite of sympathy. While antipathy may be induced by previous experience, it sometimes exists without a rational cause and effect explanation being present to the individuals involved.Thus, the origin… …

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  • 2 antipathy — 1 antagonism, *enmity, hostility, animosity, rancor, animus Analogous words: repugnance, abhorrence, repellency, distaste (see corresponding adjectives at REPUGNANT): avoidance, evasion, eschewal, escape (see corresponding verbs at ESCAPE)… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Antipathy — An*tip a*thy, n.; pl. {Antipathies}. [L. antipathia, Gr. ?; ? against + ? to suffer. Cf. F. antipathie. See {Pathos}.] 1. Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste. [1913 Webster] Inveterate… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 antipathy — I noun abhorrence, abomination, alienation, animosity, antagonism, anathema, antipode, aversion, clashing, collision, conflict, contradiction, contrariness, detestation, deviation, difference, disagreement, disapprobation, disfavor, disgust,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 antipathy — (n.) c.1600, from L. antipathia, from Gk. antipatheia, noun of state from antipathes opposed in feeling, having opposite feeling; in return for suffering; felt mutually, from anti against (see ANTI (Cf. anti )) + root of pathos feeling (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 antipathy — [n] strong dislike, disgust abhorrence, allergy, animosity, animus, antagonism, aversion, avoidance, bad blood*, contrariety, distaste, dyspathy, enmity, escape, eschewal, evasion, hate, hatred, hostility, ill will, incompatibility, loathing,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 antipathy — ► NOUN (pl. antipathies) ▪ a strong feeling of dislike. DERIVATIVES antipathetic adjective. ORIGIN Greek antipatheia, from anti against + pathos feeling …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 antipathy — [an tip′ə thē] n. pl. antipathies [L antipathia < Gr antipatheia < anti , ANTI + patheia < pathein, to suffer: see PATHOS] 1. strong or deep rooted dislike; aversion 2. the object of such dislike 3. Obs. an opposition in character,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 antipathy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, strong ▪ growing ▪ mutual ▪ They have a mutual antipathy to each other. ▪ personal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 antipathy — n. 1) to feel (an) antipathy 2) (a) deep, strong; natural antipathy 3) antipathy to, towards (he felt strong/a strong antipathy towards foreigners) * * * [æn tɪpəθɪ] natural antipathy towards (he felt strong/a strong antipathy towards foreigners) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 antipathy — an|tip|a|thy [ænˈtıpəθi] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: antipathia, from Greek, from antipathes of opposite feelings , from anti ( ANTI ) + pathos experience ] formal a feeling of strong dislike towards someone or something antipathy… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 antipathy — an|tip|a|thy [ æn tıpəθi ] noun uncount FORMAL a strong feeling of not liking someone or something: antipathy for/to/toward: She found it hard to hide her antipathy toward her colleagues. ╾ an|tip|a|thet|ic [ ,æntıpə θetık ] adjective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 antipathy — [[t]æntɪ̱pəθi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N prep Antipathy is a strong feeling of dislike or hostility towards someone or something. [FORMAL] She d often spoken of her antipathy towards London …

    English dictionary

  • 14 antipathy — UK [ænˈtɪpəθɪ] / US noun [uncountable] formal a strong feeling of not liking someone or something antipathy for/to/towards: She found it hard to hide her antipathy towards her senior colleagues. Derived word: antipathetic UK [ˌæntɪpəˈθetɪk] / US… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 antipathy — noun (plural thies) Etymology: Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, from antipathēs of opposite feelings, from anti + pathos experience more at pathos Date: 1600 1. obsolete opposition in feeling 2. settled …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 antipathy — noun /ænˈtɪpəθi/ a) Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste. b) Natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; as, oil and water have antipathy. Syn …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 antipathy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. dislike; repugnance, aversion. See opposition. Ant., attraction, liking. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. hostility, abhorrence, aversion; see aversion 1 , hatred 1 . See Synonym Study at aversion . III (Roget …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 antipathy — noun (uncountable + to/towards) formal strong dislike or opposition towards someone or something: a strong personal antipathy towards Nixon …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 antipathy — noun I never encountered racial antipathy until I went to college Syn: hostility, antagonism, animosity, aversion, animus, enmity, dislike, distaste, hatred, hate, abhorrence, loathing Ant: liking, affinity …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 antipathy — antipathist, n. /an tip euh thee/, n., pl. antipathies. 1. a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion. 2. an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling. 3. an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike. [1595 1605; < L… …

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