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antipathetic

[an-ti-puh-thet-ik, an-tip-uh-] /ˌæn tɪ pəˈθɛt ɪk, ænˌtɪp ə-/
adjective
1.
opposed, averse, or contrary; having or showing antipathy: They were antipathetic to many of the proposed changes.
2.
causing or likely to cause antipathy:
The new management was antipathetic to all of us.
Also, antipathetical.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Greek antipathḗs opposed in feeling (anti- + -pathēs, adj. derivative of páthos pathos), with -etic by analogy with pathetic
Related forms
antipathetically, adverb
antipatheticalness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antipathetic

antipathetic

/ænˌtɪpəˈθɛtɪk; ˌæntɪpə-/
adjective
1.
(often foll by to) having or arousing a strong aversion
Derived Forms
antipathetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for antipathetic
adj.

1630s "having an antipathy for," from an adjectival construction from Greek antipathein (see antipathy). Related: antipathetical (c.1600); antipathetically.

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