antipathetic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj antipathetic characterized by antagonism or antipathy "slaves antagonistic to their masters","antipathetic factions within the party"
    • adj antipathetic (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed "antipathetic to new ideas","averse to taking risks","loath to go on such short notice","clearly indisposed to grant their request"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Antipathetic Having a natural contrariety, or constitutional aversion, to a thing; characterized by antipathy; -- often followed by to.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • antipathetic Having a natural antipathy, contrariety, or constitutional aversion: with to.
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Usage

In literature:

In all relations Ralegh was antipathetic to James without consciousness of it.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
A black coat and a white cravat were antipathetic to her.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
The first he rejected, as too antipathetic to his soul, but perhaps he did not sufficiently repel all the doubts.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Now, it is well known that there is nothing more antipathetic to your peasant-boy than your shopboy.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
But we see that Raleigh could be exceedingly antipathetic to any man who crossed his path.
"Raleigh" by Edmund Gosse
Thus Morocco is populated by two antipathetic races, who neither singly nor jointly have or can consolidate it into a thriving empire.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
They had been antipathetic from the start, and no advance on the author's part could bring the manager nearer.
"The Light of the Star" by Hamlin Garland
Each one of these was distinctly different and decidedly antipathetic to the others.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Mutually antipathetic, they quarrelled, but could not afford to quarrel long.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
No smallest slip, no slightest defect will be lost upon this censure, equally useful whether sympathetic or antipathetic.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
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