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Synonyms for antipathy
ænˈtɪp ə θian·tipa·thy

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  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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. antipathynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. antipathynoun

    aversion, enmity, dislike, hatred, contrariety, repugnancy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "antipathy":

    dislike, unpleasantness, aversion, resentment

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  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The differences have poison within it, which bites, and signs its sign. Conversely, antipathy echoes and claps, as thunders that rain or no rain; however, in both ways that blow over.

  2. Ben May:

    The antipathy towards more austerity with the general public and (Greek governing party) Syriza is a major sticking point and means a quick resolution is unlikely if it means Greece has to capitulate.

  3. Tsai Ing-wen:

    Using tourists as political tools would only create antipathy in Taiwanese people, tourism shouldn't be politicized.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    It protects Christians, it protects Jews, it protects Muslims, it protects anyone who is engaged in peaceful exercise of their faith, that being said, though, the Obama administration has demonstrated a particular antipathy for Christians.

  5. 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.

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