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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.antipathetical - (usually followed by `to') strongly opposedantipathetical - (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.antipathetical - characterized by antagonism or antipathyantipathetical - 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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