antipathy, aversion, distastenoun
a feeling of intense dislike
the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided
"cats were his greatest antipathy"
Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.
Natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; as, oil and water have antipathy.
contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste
natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; as, oil and water have antipathy
Antipathy is dislike for something or somebody, the opposite of sympathy. While antipathy may be induced by previous experience, it sometimes exists without a rational cause-and-effect explanation being present to the individuals involved. Thus, the origin of antipathy has been subject to various psychological explanations, which some people find convincing and others regard as highly speculative. Sigmund Freud has treated this subject.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-tip′ath-i, n. dislike: repugnance: opposition: the object of antipathy (with against, to, between of persons).—adjs. Antipathet′ic, -al; Antipath′ic, belonging to antipathy: opposite: contrary.—n. Antip′athist, one possessed by an antipathy. [Gr. anti, against, pathos, feeling.]
The numerical value of antipathy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of antipathy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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.
Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all.
It's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren't like them.
Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life.
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- antipatía, aversiónSpanish
- ellenszenv, antipátiaHungarian
- andúð, ógeð, óbeitIcelandic
- antipathie, afkeerDutch
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