Search Result for "antipathy":
1. a feeling of intense dislike;
[syn: antipathy, aversion, distaste]
2. the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided;
- Example: "cats were his greatest antipathy"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Antipathy \An*tip"a*thy\, n.; pl. Antipathies. [L. antipathia, Gr. ?; 'anti` against + ? to suffer. Cf. F. antipathie. See Pathos.] 1. Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste. [1913 Webster] Inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments to others, are to be avoided. --Washington. [1913 Webster] 2. Natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; as, oil and water have antipathy. [1913 Webster] A habit is generated of thinking that a natural antipathy exists between hope and reason. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Note: Antipathy is opposed to sympathy. It is followed by to, against, or between; also sometimes by for. [1913 Webster] Syn: Hatred; aversion; dislike; disgust; distaste; enmity; ill will; repugnance; contrariety; opposition. See Dislike. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
antipathy n 1: a feeling of intense dislike [syn: antipathy, aversion, distaste] 2: the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided; "cats were his greatest antipathy"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
146 Moby Thesaurus words for "antipathy": Anglophobia, Russophobia, abhorrence, abomination, allergy, anathema, animosity, animus, antagonism, anti-Semitism, antithesis, averseness, aversion, avoidance, backlash, backwardness, bad blood, belligerence, bigotry, clash, clashing, cold sweat, collision, competition, conflict, confrontation, confutation, contention, contradiction, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contrast, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking, crankiness, creeping flesh, cross-purposes, crotchetiness, cursoriness, despitefulness, detestation, disaccord, disagreement, discrepancy, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disobedience, disrelish, dissension, dissent, distaste, enmity, escape, eschewal, evasion, execration, foot-dragging, fractiousness, friction, grudging consent, grudgingness, hate, hatred, horror, hostility, inconsistency, indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, inimicalness, interference, intractableness, kick, lack of enthusiasm, lack of zeal, loathing, malevolence, malice, malignity, misandry, misanthropy, misogyny, mortal horror, mutinousness, nausea, negativeness, nolition, nonconformity, noncooperation, obstinacy, odium, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, peeve, perfunctoriness, perverseness, perversity, pet peeve, phobia, polarity, quarrelsomeness, race hatred, racism, rancor, reaction, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recoil, refractoriness, refusal, reluctance, renitence, renitency, repellency, repercussion, repugnance, repulsion, resistance, revolt, rivalry, showdown, shuddering, slowness, spite, spitefulness, stubbornness, sulk, sulkiness, sulks, sullenness, swimming upstream, uncooperativeness, unenthusiasm, unwillingness, vials of hate, vials of wrath, vying, xenophobiaThe Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
ANTIPATHY, n. The sentiment inspired by one's friend's friend.