Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or showing a strong aversion or repugnance.
  • adjective Opposed in nature or character; antagonistic.
  • adjective Causing a feeling of antipathy; repugnant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a natural antipathy, contrariety, or constitutional aversion: with to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a natural contrariety, or constitutional aversion, to a thing; characterized by antipathy; -- often followed by to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having or showing a strong aversion or repugnance
  • adjective Opposed in nature or character; antagonistic
  • adjective Causing a feeling of antipathy; repugnant

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by antagonism or antipathy
  • adjective (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

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Examples

  • Schoenfeld is "antipathetic" to the New York Times.

    Power Line

  • On the larger issue: Given that the Iranians and the Arabs (1) speak totally unrelated languages and (2) subscribe to antipathetic versions of Islam, is there any real likelihood that they will ever pursue a coordinated policy toward the West for any length of time?

    Matthew Yglesias » Gulf Stability and the New Iraq

  • It turns out that, unbeknownst to Holly and, um, actually, his name is Eric Messer, but everyone calls him Messer - anyway, Peter and Alison wrote a will giving joint custody of Sophie to the antipathetic godparents.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Life as We Know It

  • It turns out that, unbeknownst to Holly and, um, actually, his name is Eric Messer, but everyone calls him Messer - anyway, Peter and Alison wrote a will giving joint custody of Sophie to the antipathetic godparents.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Life as We Know It

  • Not only does this keep Lebanon rightfully antipathetic towards Israel, it continues in the minds of many to legitimize the existence of a resistance movement, Hezbollah.

    Patrick Galey: Israel, Lebanon and the Fight for Fossil Fuels

  • The "detective" comment is particularly interesting here, because I think there's a * strong* vein of contemporary strange fiction in the "infusion fantasy" mode (see the "Seams" post) where the warping of the worldscape is, like much SF, a metaphoric modeling of society (and (post) modernity), where the worldscape is not sympathetic or antipathetic but ... argued and arguable and in argument.

    A Theory of Modes and Modalities

  • They are merely antipathetic to the emotional state they place them in.

    No empathy for empathy

  • On the larger issue: Given that the Iranians and the Arabs (1) speak totally unrelated languages and (2) subscribe to antipathetic versions of Islam, is there any real likelihood that they will ever pursue a coordinated policy toward the West for any length of time?

    Matthew Yglesias » Gulf Stability and the New Iraq

  • Not only does this keep Lebanon rightfully antipathetic towards Israel, it continues in the minds of many to legitimize the existence of a resistance movement, Hezbollah.

    Patrick Galey: Israel, Lebanon and the Fight for Fossil Fuels

  • But Schoenfeld clearly wants a well-known news organization like the New York Times and its journalists, to which he is obviously antipathetic, to be prosecuted to create what lawyers call a chilling effect on the rest of the American news media, persuading them to abdicate their right and responsibility to decide what they publish and broadcast.

    Book review: 'Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law' by Gabriel Schoenfeld

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