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antipathetic

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

Definition of antipathetic

  1. 1 :  having a natural aversion; also :  not sympathetic :  hostile <a government antipathetic to democracy>

  2. 2 :  arousing antipathy

antipatheticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of antipathetic in a sentence

  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>



1640

First Known Use of antipathetic

1640


Medical Dictionary

antipathetic

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adjective an·ti·pa·thet·ic \ˌant-i-pə-ˈthet-ik\

Medical Definition of antipathetic

  1. 1:  having a natural opposition to something <an immune response which can be both antipathetic to the tumour…and protective—Nature>

  2. 2:  inducing or characterized by antipathy




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