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; < Latin antipathīa < Greek antipátheia. See anti-, -pathy
Related forms
antipathist, noun
Synonyms
1. disgust, abhorrence, detestation, hatred. See aversion.
Antonyms
1. attraction.
Example Sentences for antipathy
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.
Run-ins with the police gave him a lifelong antipathy to authority.
You have a pretty consistent antipathy and disdain for reporters.
To abhor is to have a natural antipathy, and to show it by shuddering.
Little is more natural than antipathy for those who have what we want.
Part of people's antipathy toward them is that they are often cumbersome to use.
The parasite deftly knocks that antipathy out.
British Dictionary definitions for antipathy
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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Word Origin and History for antipathy
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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