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antipathetic

adjective an·ti·pa·thet·ic \ˌan-ti-pə-ˈthe-tik, (ˌ)an-ˌti-pə-\

Definition of ANTIPATHETIC

1
:  having a natural aversion; also :  not sympathetic :  hostile <a government antipathetic to democracy>
2
:  arousing antipathy
an·ti·pa·thet·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ANTIPATHETIC

  1. <a series of adventure books that turned boys who had been antipathetic to reading into avid readers>
  2. <the mayor has always had an openly antipathetic relationship with the local press>

First Known Use of ANTIPATHETIC

1640

antipathetic

adjective an·ti·pa·thet·ic \ˌant-i-pə-ˈthet-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANTIPATHETIC

1
:  having a natural opposition to something <an immune response which can be both antipathetic to the tumour…and protective—Nature>
2
:  inducing or characterized by antipathy

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