antipathy


noun, plural an·tip·a·thies.

  1. a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
  2. an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
  3. an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.

noun plural -thies

  1. a feeling of intense aversion, dislike, or hostility
  2. the object of such a feeling
n.

c.1600, from Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, noun of state from antipathes “opposed in feeling, having opposite feeling; in return for suffering; felt mutually,” from anti- “against” (see anti-) + root of pathos “feeling” (see pathos).

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