- 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.
- Inherent incompatibility or inability to mix: the antipathy between faith and reason; the antipathy of hydrocarbons and water.
Origin of antipathyLatin antipathīa from Greek antipatheia from antipathēs 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”).