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antipathy | antipathetic

antipathy antipathetic
a strong dislike
  • How to Memorize
    • antipathy - dislike
  • Analysis

    If you have ‘antipathy’ towards somebody or something, then you feel an intense dislike for them. The word implies something almost innate, as it often expresses a sort of aversion that does not stem from any logical reason, which is also why it can be hard to overcome.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsaversion, animosity, enmity,
    Antonymsadmiration, esteem, empathy,
  • Example(s)
    1. I don’t know why, but I’ve always felt a strong antipathy towards that team.

    2. There’s a growing antipathy between David and Helen. I’m not sure what caused it, but it’s leading to friction in the office.

    3. Kevin is antipathetic to change. He finds it very hard to move with the times.