Definition of Antipathetic

1. Adjective. (usually followed by 'to') strongly opposed. "Clearly indisposed to grant their request"

Exact synonyms: Antipathetical, Averse, Indisposed, Loath, Loth
Similar to: Disinclined
Derivative terms: Antipathy, Antipathy



2. Adjective. Characterized by antagonism or antipathy. "Antipathetic factions within the party"
Exact synonyms: Antagonistic, Antipathetical
Similar to: Hostile
Derivative terms: Antagonism, Antagonism, Antipathy, Antipathy, Antipathy

Definition of Antipathetic

1. a. Having a natural contrariety, or constitutional aversion, to a thing; characterized by antipathy; -- often followed by to.

Definition of Antipathetic

1. Adjective. Having or showing a strong aversion or repugnance ¹

2. Adjective. Opposed in nature or character; antagonistic ¹

3. Adjective. Causing a feeling of antipathy; repugnant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antipathetic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antipathetic

antiparkinsonians
antiparkinsons
antiparticle
antiparticles
antiparties
antipartisan
antipartner
antipartners
antiparty
antipartyism
antipasti
antipasto
antipastos
antipatent
antipathetic (current term)
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antipathized
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antipathogen

Literary usage of Antipathetic

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"antipathetic sensibility and antipathetic biases 16,17. ... By antipathetic sensibility is to be understood the propensity that a man has to derive pain ..."

2. The Theory of Practice: An Ethical Enquiry, in Two Books by Shadworth Hollway Hodgson (1870)
"Before completing this group by the exa- pathetic mination of the subordinate or allied emotions, it will be well to turn to the antipathetic group. ..."

3. English Composition and Rhetoric by Alexander Bain (1888)
"antipathetic Vocabulary. Diametrical opposites of Tenderness :—'Hatred,' 'malevolence,' 'revenge,' 'aversion'. Opposites from Strength :—. ..."

4. Experimental Spiritism: Book on Mediums; Or, Guide for Mediums and by Allan Kardec (1891)
"QUESTIONS THAT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO SPIRITS. Preliminary Observations. — Questions sympathetic or antipathetic to the Spirits. — Questions on the Future. ..."

5. Along Spain's River of Romance, the Guadalquivir: The Lure of the Real Spain by Ernest Slater (1912)
"... Latins— Jonah's antipathetic personality — Andalucía the Holy Land — The ships of King Solomon — The aborigines — The Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, ..."

6. The Marches of Wales: Notes and Impressions on the Welsh Borders, from the by Charles George Harper (1894)
"... many and diverse things at the typical tillage shop: things so antipathetic as notepaper and envelopes ; bacon, herrings, or oranges ; patent medicines ..."

7. Folkways: A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs by William Graham Sumner (1906)
"The custom of killing the old, especially one's parents, is very antipathetic to us. The cases will show that, for nomadic people, the custom is necessary. ..."

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