What is another word for antipathy?

Synonyms for antipathy
ænˈtɪp ə θian·tipa·thy

This thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word antipathy.

Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. antipathynoun

    disgust, opposition, distaste, enmity, ill will, contrariety, dislike, repugnance, aversion, hatred


  2. antipathynoun

    Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.

    ill will, repugnance, distaste, contrariety, hatred, disgust, enmity, aversion, opposition, dislike


  3. antipathynoun

    Natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; as, oil and water have antipathy.

    ill will, contrariety, dislike, repugnance, hatred, aversion, enmity, opposition, disgust, distaste


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. antipathy

    Antipathy, repugnance, and uncongeniality are instinctive; other forms of dislike may be acquired or cherished for cause. Uncongeniality is negative, a want of touch or sympathy. An antipathy to a person or thing is an instinctive recoil from connection or association with that person or thing, and may be physical or mental, or both. Antagonism may result from the necessity of circumstances; opposition may spring from conflicting views or interests; abhorrence and detestation may be the result of religious and moral training; distaste and disgust may be acquired; aversion is a deep and permanent dislike. A natural antipathy may give rise to opposition which may result in hatred and hostility. Compare ACRIMONY; ANGER; ENMITY; HATRED.

    abhorrence, antagonism, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, hostility, opposition, repugnance, repulsion, uncongeniality

    affinity, agreement, attraction, congeniality, fellow-feeling, harmony, kindliness, regard, sympathy

    Antipathy to (less frequently for or against) a person or thing; antipathy between or betwixt two persons or things.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. antipathy, aversion, distastenoun

    a feeling of intense dislike

    aversion, averting, distaste

  2. antipathynoun

    the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided

    "cats were his greatest antipathy"

    aversion, distaste

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. antipathynoun

    repugnance (natural or constitutional), disgust, abhorrence, detestation, hatred, hate, loathing, aversion, horror

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. antipathynoun

    aversion, enmity, dislike, hatred, contrariety, repugnancy

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "antipathy":

    dislike, unpleasantness, aversion, resentment

How to pronounce antipathy?

How to say antipathy in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use antipathy in a sentence?

  1. George Jean Nathan:

    Women can form a friendship with a man very well but to preserve it--to that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.

  2. Norman Ornstein:

    The antipathy toward Obama is so great, if Obama's X, you want to be the opposite of X. So if the narrative in almost every case is Obama is getting taken to the cleaners by( Russian President Vladimir) Putin, Obama is unable to deal with ISIS, unable to deal with China and you're out there saying I'm not going to do that -- that will probably help.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

  4. Isaac Asimov:

    Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.

Translations for antipathy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for antipathy »


Find a translation for the antipathy synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"antipathy." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 6 Dec. 2023. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/antipathy>.

Discuss these antipathy synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for antipathy?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Synonyms.com


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    What is the synonym of Altercation?
    • A. Concur
    • B. Agree
    • C. Ignominy
    • D. Argument

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for antipathy: