AskDefine | Define antipathetic

Dictionary Definition

antipathetic adj
1 (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" [syn: antipathetical, averse(p), indisposed(p), loath(p), loth(p)]
2 characterized by antagonism or antipathy; "slaves antagonistic to their masters"; "antipathetic factions within the party" [syn: antagonistic, antipathetical]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Having or showing a strong aversion or repugnance
  2. Opposed in nature or character; antagonistic
  3. Causing a feeling of antipathy; repugnant

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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