1. [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
1. Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or
dislike; repugnance; distaste.
Inveterate antipathies against particular nations,
and passionate attachments to others, are to be
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. --I.
Note: 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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a feeling of intense dislike [syn: antipathy, aversion,
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, xenophobia
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
ANTIPATHY, n. The sentiment inspired by one's friend's friend.