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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.
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(ænˌtɪpəˈθɛtɪk; ˌæntɪpə-) or


(often foll by to) having or arousing a strong aversion
ˌantipaˈthetically adv
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(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.
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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"
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1. Acting against or in opposition:
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[ˌæntɪpəˈθetɪk] ADJhostil (to a)
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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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References in classic literature ?
But this encompassment of her own characterization, based on shreds of convention, peopled by phantoms and voices antipathetic to her, was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy--a cloud of moral hobgoblins by which she was terrified without reason.
It had always seemed to Prince Andrew before that he was antipathetic to the Emperor and that the latter disliked his face and personality generally, and in the cold, repellent glance the Emperor gave him, he now found further confirmation of this surmise.
I had a theoretical reverence and homage for beauty, elegance, gallantry, fascination; but had I met those qualities incarnate in masculine shape, I should have known instinctively that they neither had nor could have sympathy with anything in me, and should have shunned them as one would fire, lightning, or anything else that is bright but antipathetic.
It struck him that her position at the tea-table, among all these elderly people, was not without its difficulties, and he checked his inclination to find her, or her attitude, generally antipathetic to him.
Sha demonstrates that scientific thinkers, far from being antipathetic to the imagination, repeatedly indulged it and then tested its results experimentally.
This double move--identifying modernist film activity with contemporary, "vanguard" literature and art and accepting the then-dominant scholarly formulation of that art as formalist and antipathetic to mass-culture--derives from Dusinberre's own position in the 1970s.
Seen from this angle, Poe is the victim of divine malice responsible for American push, bustle, and crassness: "for Poe the United States were nought but a vast prison in which he ran about with the fevered restlessness of a creature born to breathe the air of a sweeter-scented world--nought but a great, gas-lit Barbary--and that his interior, spiritual life as poet, or even as drunkard, was no more than a perpetual effort to escape the influence of that antipathetic atmosphere."
"Historically there was a long period when the best work was from the oral tradition and the literary tradition was rather tired and humdrum." A 1966 essay by Newcastle-born poet Rodney Pybus, who used to write for The Journal, wonders why the region has "an atmosphere and climate traditionally antipathetic to literature".
Just as controversially, Erdan is in charge of the large-scale targeting of influential foreigners deemed antipathetic toward Israel.
Unlike the two 1939 films and the other two 1940 films discussed above, this film seeks to arouse a new antipathetic feeling about Jewish culture: that it is degenerate.
I must cast my lot with Borchmeyer, who is no apologist for Wagner ("Wagner exhausts the whole xenophobic arsenal of traditional anti-Jewish feeling, not in order to define, in rational terms, the catalogue of prejudices, stereotyped images, and antipathetic emotions and thus to overcome them in a spirit of enlightened humanism, but rather to invest them with a greater legitimacy," he writes, in the Wagner Handbook, ed.
Given that clutter and cleanliness are antipathetic, simplicity--'my puritanical love of simplicity' as Voysey put it--became the touchstone to his designs, along with a love of natural forms (Fig.