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an·tip·a·thy

 (ăn-tĭp′ə-thē)
n. pl. an·tip·a·thies
1. Extreme dislike; aversion or repugnance. See Synonyms at enmity.
2. A feeling of aversion: longstanding antipathies between two nations.
3. Inherent incompatibility or inability to mix: the antipathy between faith and reason; the antipathy of hydrocarbons and water.

[Latin antipathīa, from Greek antipatheia, from antipathēs, of opposite feelings : anti-, anti- + pathos, feeling; see pathos.]

antipathy

(ænˈtɪpəθɪ)
n, pl -thies
1. a feeling of intense aversion, dislike, or hostility
2. the object of such a feeling
[C17: from Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, from anti- + patheia feeling]

an•tip•a•thy

(ænˈtɪp ə θi)

n., pl. -thies.
1. a natural or habitual repugnance; aversion.
2. an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
3. an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.
[1595–1605; < Latin antipathīa < Greek antipátheia. See anti-, -pathy]
an•tip′a•thist, n.

antipathy

an attitude of antagonism or aversion.
See also: Conflict
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antipathy - a feeling of intense dislikeantipathy - a feeling of intense dislike  
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
2.antipathy - the object of a feeling of intense aversionantipathy - the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided; "cats were his greatest antipathy"
object - the focus of cognitions or feelings; "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"

antipathy

antipathy

noun
1. Deep-seated hatred, as between longtime opponents or rivals:
Translations
antipatija
antipátiaellenszenv

antipathy

[ænˈtɪpəθɪ] N (between people) → antipatía f (between, towards, to entre hacia) (to thing) → aversión f (towards, to hacia, por)

antipathy

[ænˈtɪpəθi] nantipathie f

antipathy

nAntipathie f(towards gegen), Abneigung f(towards gegen)

antipathy

[ænˈtɪpəθɪ] nantipatia

an·ti·pa·thy

n. antipatía, adversión.
References in classic literature ?
The habitual scowl of her brow was undeniably too fierce, at this moment, to pass itself off on the innocent score of near-sightedness; and it was bent on Judge Pyncheon in a way that seemed to confound, if not alarm him, so inadequately had he estimated the moral force of a deeply grounded antipathy.
His gestures, his gait, his grizzled beard, his slightest and most indifferent acts, the very fashion of his garments, were odious in the clergyman's sight; a token implicitly to be relied on of a deeper antipathy in the breast of the latter than he was willing to acknowledge to himself.
He rated him as a first-class hand; and yet he felt a secret dislike to him,--the native antipathy of bad to good.
John had not much affection for his mother and sisters, and an antipathy to me.
I rather think his appearance there was distasteful to Catherine; she was not artful, never played the coquette, and had evidently an objection to her two friends meeting at all; for when Heathcliff expressed contempt of Linton in his presence, she could not half coincide, as she did in his absence; and when Linton evinced disgust and antipathy to Heathcliff, she dared not treat his sentiments with indifference, as if depreciation of her playmate were of scarcely any consequence to her.
Norah had struggled against her rooted distrust of Frank, in deference to the unanswerable decision of both her parents in his favor; and had suppressed the open expression of her antipathy, though the feeling itself remained unconquered.
We know now, the natural antipathy you strove against, and conquered, for her dear sake.
Though I don't know that it's much of a peculiarity, either; for he has been ill-used enough, by some that bear it, to have a mortal antipathy for it, Heaven knows.
The royal policy had long been to weaken, by every means, legal or illegal, the strength of a part of the population which was justly considered as nourishing the most inveterate antipathy to their victor.
Miller, and speaking in a tone expressive of antipathy to Gracchus.
Upon the whole, I never beheld, in all my travels, so disagreeable an animal, or one against which I naturally conceived so strong an antipathy.
The queen will only be the more grateful to you, as she knows your antipathy for that amusement; besides, it will be an opportunity for her to wear those beautiful diamonds which you gave her recently on her birthday and with which she has since had no occasion to adorn herself.