V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. strongly negative feeling toward something or somebody; 2. the object of negative feelings or hostility and something to be avoided

Synonyms: anger, hostility, loathing, abhorrence, disgust, animosity, enmity, aversion

Antonyms: affection, affinity, regard

Tips: Antipathy is derived from the Greek antipathos, literally, "feeling the opposite." Anti is "against," and pathos is "feeling." If you feel antipathy toward someone or something, your emotions are set against them.

Usage Examples:

The antipathy between celebrities and the paparazzi is well-known. (animosity, hostility)

When I discovered Sean had gossiped about me, I couldn't help feeling antipathy toward him. (anger, hostility)

Reality television shows where people are forced to eat disgusting things are a source of antipathy for me. (loathing, disgust)

People who are cruel to animals are one of my greatest antipathies. (abhorrences, enmities)

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