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 (ăn-tĭp′ə-thĕt′ĭk) also an·tip·a·thet·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
a. Having or showing a strong aversion or repugnance: antipathetic to new ideas.
b. Opposed in nature or character; antagonistic: antipathetic factions within the party.
2. Causing a feeling of antipathy; repugnant: "The whole place and everything about it was antipathetic to her" (Anthony Trollope).

an·tip′a·thet′i·cal·ly adv.


(ænˌtɪpəˈθɛtɪk; ˌæntɪpə-) or


(often foll by to) having or arousing a strong aversion
ˌantipaˈthetically adv


(ˌæn tɪ pəˈθɛt ɪk, ænˌtɪp ə-)

also an`ti•pa•thet′i•cal,

1. having or showing antipathy or a basic aversion.
2. causing or likely to cause antipathy.
an`ti•pa•thet′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.antipathetic - (usually followed by `to') strongly opposedantipathetic - (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request"
disinclined - unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval; "disinclined to say anything to anybody"
2.antipathetic - characterized by antagonism or antipathyantipathetic - characterized by antagonism or antipathy; "slaves antagonistic to their masters"; "antipathetic factions within the party"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"


1. Acting against or in opposition:


[ˌæntɪpəˈθetɪk] ADJhostil (to a)


adj to be antipathetic to somebody/somethingeine Antipathie or Abneigung gegen jdn/etw haben; somebody/something is antipathetic to somebody (= arouses antipathy in)jd/etw ist jdm unsympathisch
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