- Antipathy is defined as a strong feeling of opposition or dislike.
An example of antipathy is how a staunch Republican might feel about a Democrat.
- The definition of antipathy is something which is naturally opposed or disliked.
An example of an antipathy is a tarantula.
- strong or deep-rooted dislike; aversion
- the object of such dislike
- Obs. an opposition in character, nature, tendency, etc.
Origin of antipathyClassical Latin antipathia ; from Classical Greek antipatheia ; from anti-, anti- + patheia ; from pathein, to suffer: see pathos
- Extreme dislike; aversion or repugnance. See Synonyms at enmity.
- A feeling of aversion: longstanding antipathies between two nations.
Origin of antipathyLatin antipath&imacron;a, from Greek antipatheia, from antipath&emacron;s, of opposite feelings : anti-, anti- + pathos, feeling; see pathos.
- Prepositions: "antipathy" is followed by "to", "against", or "between"; also sometimes by "for".
From Ancient Greek ἀντιπάθεια (antipatheia), noun of state from ἀντιπαθής (antipathes, “opposed in feeling”), from ἀντί (anti-, “against”) + root of πάθος (pathos, “feeling”).