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antipathy

[an-tip-uh-thee] /ænˈtɪp ə θi/
noun, plural antipathies.
1.
a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
2.
an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
3.
an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin antipathīa < Greek antipátheia. See anti-, -pathy
Related forms
antipathist, noun
Synonyms
1. disgust, abhorrence, detestation, hatred. See aversion.
Antonyms
1. attraction.
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British Dictionary definitions for antipathist

antipathy

/ænˈtɪpəθɪ/
noun (pl) -thies
1.
a feeling of intense aversion, dislike, or hostility
2.
the object of such a feeling
Word Origin
C17: from Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, from anti- + patheia feeling
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Word Origin and History for antipathist

antipathy

n.

c.1600, from Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, noun of state from antipathes "opposed in feeling, having opposite feeling; in return for suffering; felt mutually," from anti- "against" (see anti-) + root of pathos "feeling" (see pathos).

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