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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 people of Madagonia had an antipathy to the people of Novakatka and set upon some sailors of a Novakatkan vessel, killing two and wounding twelve.
He was well aware of the motive of this antipathy, the origin of this solitary enmity, the cause of its personality and old standing, and in what rivalry of self-love it had its rise.
But this was not all; the antipathy which had sprung up between myself and my employer striking deeper root and spreading denser shade daily, excluded me from every glimpse of the sunshine of life; and I began to feel like a plant growing in humid darkness out of the slimy walls of a well.
In general at Bald Hills the little princess lived in constant fear, and with a sense of antipathy to the old prince which she did not realize because the fear was so much the stronger feeling.
We know now, the natural antipathy you strove against, and conquered, for her dear sake.
Between them there had sprung up from the first moment a strong and mutual antipathy.
This, yea, this alone is REVENGE itself: the Will's antipathy to time, and its "It was.
Their natural antipathy of temperament made resentment an easy passage to hatred, and in Philip the transition seemed to have begun; there was no malignity in his disposition, but there was a susceptibility that made him peculiarly liable to a strong sense of repulsion.
He had early taken a violent antipathy to the host of poor scribblers who are known by the name of the residence of most of them, Grub Street--an antipathy chiefly based, it would seem, on his contempt for their worldly and intellectual poverty.
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.
John had not much affection for his mother and sisters, and an antipathy to me.
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.