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

antipathetically

play \-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

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First Known Use of antipathetic

1640

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Medical Dictionary

antipathetic

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

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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