Antipathy



a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.
Contemporary Examples

The antipathy toward America in the Middle East continues even after the architects of the Iraq war have exited the stage.
Ten Iraq War Legacies The Daily Beast August 30, 2010

Other Freedom Watch regulars share his antipathy to the union of the states.
Too Hot for Fox News Michelle Goldberg July 28, 2009

But what they do have in common, I think, is being told what to do: their antipathy to that.
After 30 Years of Growth, the Cowboy Poetry Festival Tries to Keep Its Pioneer Spirit John L. Smith February 7, 2014

A little while ago I asked a Texas conservative I know to unpack the antipathy aroused by Cruz.
Why Does Ted Cruz Inspire Such Animosity? David Frum May 2, 2013

There is, similar to the anger at the clothing the women dare to wear, an antipathy toward glamour.
Why We Despise Sex and the City Choire Sicha May 30, 2010

Historical Examples

It occurred to me that once or twice I had seen her eyes fixed on Hungerford inquisitively, and not free from antipathy.
Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker

Probably Angus entertained some of the antipathy to Scotchmen which was peculiar to his age.
The Shadow of a Crime Hall Caine

He felt no antipathy towards the surgeon who inflicted upon him so sharp an agony.
The Bird Jules Michelet

The very sentiments which I then expressed proclaimed my antipathy to the practice.
The Snare Rafael Sabatini

This antipathy did not, however, extend to Filipina women, many of whom married the foreigners.
The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines Isabel Anderson

noun (pl) -thies
a feeling of intense aversion, dislike, or hostility
the object of such a feeling
n.

c.1600, from Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, noun of state from antipathes “opposed in feeling, having opposite feeling; in return for suffering; felt mutually,” from anti- “against” (see anti-) + root of pathos “feeling” (see pathos).

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