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  • adj. characterized by antipathy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to antipathy; opposite; contrary; allopathic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to antipathy; opposite; unlike; adverse.
  • Exciting antipathy.


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  • The struggle here -- and elsewhere in Pinter's plays, or in THE PRISONER -- is in the undercurrents of dominance and submission of antipathic combat, in a gibberish that is unmistakeable as menacing, hectoring, shouting, frothing, spitting, pausing ... anger and disgust.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Where Meg is seeking accord through sympathic communion, using diplomacy as her strategy, Petey has turned to antipathic combat, to the strategy of compulsion, but he too, make no mistake, is trying to generate an accord of sorts -- of obedience.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • The most typical feature of his personality is the antipathic, softly sorrow tone that can be felt even when he describes real things or common themes of the time, for example abandoned gardens, old parks or fountains, places which he approaches via memory or dreams.

    antonio machado | la palabra en el tiempo « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Sometimes in conversation, that verbal dance of expressive/manipulative articulations, of sympathic communion and antipathic combat, of connective language in its intricate dynamics, is more of a tango than a waltz. posted by Hal Duncan | 7: 14 AM

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (3)

  • Given the potential for expressive articulations to be negative rather than positive, and the potential for manipulative articulations to be coercive rather than diplomatic, we might want to relate Dunbar's protolinguistic gossip to the antagonistic systems of status-struggles as well as to grooming, factor in the bluster and breast-thumping, the antipathic as well as the sympathic, but otherwise ...

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (3)

  • The reason Pinter's plays "do not make sense" to some, the reason episodes of THE PRISONER "do not make sense" to some, is that they present us with communication as sympathic communion or as antipathic combat, the verbal baiting and badgering of the latter in a relationship to fighting as gossip is to grooming.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (3)

  • Take away the antipathic stench that surrounds the word avant-garde, and you are still left with cutting-edge practices relevant to the current condition. lichanos

    The Aporias of the Avant-Garde « Jahsonic

  • I've only read Amongst Women, found it quite interesting, especially the portrayal of Michael Moran who is at the same time antipathic and yet awakening pity.

    All Will Be Well

  • "And my observations have led me to the conclusion that love and common-sense are distinctly antipathic."

    The Moon out of Reach

  • Warmed by his subject and his enthusiasm he seemed suddenly ennobled, and I found him less antipathic; indeed, I began to see something admirable in the man, some of that divine quality that only deep culture and learning can impart.

    The Strolling Saint; being the confessions of the high and mighty Agostino D'Anguissola, tyrant of Mondolfo and Lord of Carmina in the state of Piacenza


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