antipathy

[an-tip-uh-thee]
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; < Latin antipathīa < Greek antipátheia. See anti-, -pathy

antipathist, noun


1. disgust, abhorrence, detestation, hatred. See aversion.


1. attraction.
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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]

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antipathy
c.1600, from L. antipathia, from Gk. antipatheia, noun of state from antipathes "opposed in feeling, having opposite feeling," from anti- "against" + root of pathos "feeling" (see pathos). Related: Antipathetic (1630s); antipathic (1830, from Fr. antipathique).
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Example sentences
Failing to endorse is not the same as expressing antipathy.
Such male antipathy towards rivals may be a mammalian universal.
He had an antipathy toward talking about his acting.
His antipathy has personal roots.
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