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Saturday, January 26, 2013

antipathetic

\an-ti-puh-THET-ik\ , 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.
Quotes:
The Psalms are really antipathetic to the modern mind, because the modern mind is so abstracted and logical, it cannot bear the non-logical imagery of the Hebrew hymns, the sort of confusion, the never going straight ahead.
-- D. H. Lawrence, Apocalypse and the Writings on Revelation
Collingswood's teachers had either been indifferent or mildly antipathetic to her. One man, her biology teacher, had more actively disliked her.
-- China Miéville, Kraken
Origin:
Antipathetic stems from the Greek root pathos which meant "suffering, sensation." The Greek word antipathḗs meant "opposed in feeling."
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