antipathetic

adjective
an·​ti·​pa·​thet·​ic | \ ˌan-ti-pə-ˈthe-tik How to pronounce antipathetic (audio) , (ˌ)an-ˌti-pə- \

Definition of antipathetic

1 : having a natural aversion also : not sympathetic : hostile a government antipathetic to democracy
2 : arousing antipathy

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Other Words from antipathetic

antipathetically \ ˌan-​ti-​pə-​ˈthe-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce antipathetic (audio) , (ˌ)an-​ˌti-​pə-​ \ adverb

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Examples of antipathetic in a Sentence

a series of adventure books that turned boys who had been antipathetic to reading into avid readers the mayor has always had an openly antipathetic relationship with the local press
Recent Examples on the Web Given the number of moving parts, not least exactly how much a president antipathetic to fracking could actually do, this seems a minimal risk for now. Liam Denning | Bloomberg, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2019 Pakistan is a nuclear state, an antipathetic but important U.S. ally and one of the largest Muslim-majority countries in the world. Russell Goldman, The Seattle Times, 24 July 2018 Even in this antipathetic context, Aldrich manages to find room for his characteristic intimations of breakdown and approaching chaos. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, 26 June 2018 Mainstream Peronists seem more antipathetic toward Mrs. Kirchner than Mr. Macri. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of antipathetic

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of antipathetic was in 1640

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“Antipathetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antipathetic. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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antipathetic

adjective
an·​ti·​pa·​thet·​ic | \ ˌant-i-pə-ˈthet-ik How to pronounce antipathetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of antipathetic

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

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