antipathy


antipathy
I noun abhorrence, abomination, alienation, animosity, antagonism, anathema, antipode, aversion, clashing, collision, conflict, contradiction, contrariness, detestation, deviation, difference, disagreement, disapprobation, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, enmity, execration, hatred, horror, hostility, ill will, incompatibility, inimicalness, loathing, malice, odium, opposition, rancor, reluctance, repugnance, repulsion, unfriendliness II index alienation (estrangement), antipode, conflict, contradiction, deviation, difference, hatred, ill will, incompatibility (difference), malice, odium, phobia, rancor, reluctance

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  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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


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