An*tip"a*thy (#), n.; pl. Antipathies (#). [L. antipathia, Gr. ; against + to suffer. Cf. F. antipathie. See Pathos.]
Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.
Inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments to others, are to be avoided.
2. Natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; as, oil and water have antipathy.
A habit is generated of thinking that a natural antipathy exists between hope and reason.
⇒ Antipathy is opposed to sympathy. It is followed by to, against, or between; also sometimes by for.
Syn. -- Hatred; aversion; dislike; disgust; distaste; enmity; ill will; repugnance; contrariety; opposition. See Dislike.
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