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antipathy

an·ti·pa·thy

antipathy

 
pronunciation:
aen tI p thi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: antipathies
definition 1: a deep, continuing dislike; aversion; hatred.
She had always had an antipathy to politics.He was always keenly aware of his father's antipathy toward him.
synonyms:
abhorrence, aversion, hatred, loathing, repugnance, revulsion
antonyms:
affection, affinity, devotion, propensity, sympathy, taste
similar words:
animosity, animus, antagonism, bad blood, detestation, disgust, disinclination, dislike, distaste, enmity, hostility, ill will, nausea, rancor
definition 2: the object of such a feeling.
synonyms:
detestation
similar words:
antithesis, aversion
Word Parts
The word antipathy contains the following parts:
anti- Latin prefix that means against, opposed
path, patho, -pathic, -pathy Greek root that means suffer, feel; disease