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Definition of "antipathetic" []

  • Having or showing a strong aversion or repugnance: antipathetic to new ideas. (adjective)
  • Opposed in nature or character; antagonistic: antipathetic factions within the party. (adjective)
  • Causing a feeling of antipathy; repugnant: "The whole place and everything about it was antipathetic to her” ( Anthony Trollope). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antipathetic" in a sentence
  • "Schoenfeld is "antipathetic" to the New York Times."
  • "On the larger issue: Given that the Iranians and the Arabs (1) speak totally unrelated languages and (2) subscribe to antipathetic versions of Islam, is there any real likelihood that they will ever pursue a coordinated policy toward the West for any length of time?"
  • "The "detective" comment is particularly interesting here, because I think there's a * strong* vein of contemporary strange fiction in the "infusion fantasy" mode (see the "Seams" post) where the warping of the worldscape is, like much SF, a metaphoric modeling of society (and (post) modernity), where the worldscape is not sympathetic or antipathetic but ... argued and arguable and in argument."