opposed, averse, or contrary; having or showing : They were antipathetic to many of the proposed changes.
causing or likely to cause :
The new management was antipathetic to all of us.
It is antipathetic to him not only as a philosopher, but also as a great writer.
The whole place and everything about it was antipathetic to her.
The Belton Estate Anthony Trollope
She had never seen the lady before, and even now she did not find her antipathetic.
Patsy S. R. Crockett
Cornélie was glad to meet at the hotel a Dutch element that was not antipathetic.
The Inevitable Louis Couperus
He is antipathetic, so far as one can see, to any movement for a better social system than we already possess.
The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
And even apart from that the ideals of the two men were antipathetic.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray
To the Four Black Brothers, for instance, he was antipathetic in the highest degree.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson
What is there antipathetic in his nature to you, and in yours to him?
The Red Redmaynes Eden Phillpotts
But the men are very rare who generate their own spiritual revelations in some secluded corner of an antipathetic world.
The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various
To their Italian temperament she had seemed too cold a type, too antipathetic, to be a danger.
The Title Market Emily Post
(often foll by to) having or arousing a strong aversion
1630s “having an antipathy for,” from an adjectival construction from Greek antipathein (see antipathy). Related: antipathetical (c.1600); antipathetically.
any disease-producing agent, especially a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism. Contemporary Examples When I started the job in 1992 it was well established as a pathogen, and that was the end of pink burgers for you and for me. Be Afraid of Your Food: An Epidemiologist’s Sensible Advice Amanda Kludt March 15, 2013 This last […]
Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria. Contemporary Examples pathogenic bacteria from the remains can get into water supplies. Haiti’s Grisly Problem Cyril Wecht January 18, 2010 Historical Examples Instead of that, the legislators permit the microbes of criminality to develop their pathogenic powers in society. The Positive School of Criminology Enrico Ferri Every one, […]
of or relating to a , the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church. Contemporary Examples Men, patriarchal and white, are framed as privileged, arrogant, and unaware of the offense and power […]
a form of social organization in which the father is the supreme authority in the family, clan, or tribe and descent is reckoned in the male line, with the children belonging to the father’s clan or tribe. a society, community, or country based on this social organization. a social system in which power is held […]