Antipathy An*tip"a*thy, n.; pl. {Antipathies}. [L. antipathia, Gr. ?; ? against + ? to suffer. Cf. F. antipathie. See {Pathos}.] 1. Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste. [1913 Webster]

Inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments to others, are to be avoided. --Washington. [1913 Webster]

2. Natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; as, oil and water have antipathy. [1913 Webster]

A habit is generated of thinking that a natural antipathy exists between hope and reason. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

Note: Antipathy is opposed to {sympathy}. It is followed by to, against, or between; also sometimes by for. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Hatred; aversion; dislike; disgust; distaste; enmity; ill will; repugnance; contrariety; opposition. See {Dislike}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.