Definition of antipathy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ænˈtɪpəθi//
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈtɪpəθi//
[uncountable, countable, usually singular](pl. antipathies)
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antipathy (between A and B) | antipathy (to/toward(s) somebody/something) (formal) a strong feeling of dislike synonym hostility personal/mutual antipathy a growing antipathy towards the idea His professional judgement was coloured by his personal antipathies. Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘opposition of feeling, nature, or disposition’): from French antipathie, or via Latin from Greek antipatheia, from antipathēs ‘opposed in feeling’, from anti ‘against’ + pathos ‘feeling’.Extra examples His antipathy towards/​toward swimming dates back to childhood. I feel a profound antipathy to using any weapon. There was a lot of antipathy between the two doctors. They have a mutual antipathy to each other. a natural antipathy for people in authority his antipathy for his boss Growing antipathy to the government has led to a low voter turnout in local elections.
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