antipathetical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj antipathetical characterized by antagonism or antipathy "slaves antagonistic to their masters","antipathetic factions within the party"
    • adj antipathetical (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 Antipathetical 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
    • antipathetical Opposed in nature or disposition: with to.
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Usage

In literature:

No woman wishes her dearest friend to marry a man to whom she herself is antipathetic.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
No two men, indeed, could be more essentially antipathetic by nature than Herder and Goethe.
"The Youth of Goethe" by Peter Hume Brown
But, as you know, chance sometimes brings very antipathetic natures together in the same family.
"The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
Anything that concerned the Tristrams seemed naturally antipathetic to conventions.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
But evidently she has clearly seen your antipathetic attitude towards her, and feels that in the circumstances she cannot remain.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
A man who marries a woman who is physically antipathetic to him is a criminal fool.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
She had never seen the lady before, and even now she did not find her antipathetic.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
Tell it not in Gath, he was beginning to feel the vaguest antipathetic stirring against little houses and ultra people.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Killing the old.+ The custom of killing the old, especially one's parents, is very antipathetic to us.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
There seems to be something peculiarly antipathetic in her to the squire.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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