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Antipathetic

adjective
1.
(usually followed by 'to') strongly opposed.  Synonyms: antipathetical, averse, indisposed, loath, loth.  "Averse to taking risks" , "Loath to go on such short notice" , "Clearly indisposed to grant their request"
2.
Characterized by antagonism or antipathy.  Synonyms: antagonistic, antipathetical.  "Antipathetic factions within the party"






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"Antipathetic" Quotes from Famous Books



... becoming intolerable, and Frank's religion was beginning to ebb from his emotions. Mass this morning had not been a success from an emotional point of view; he had had an uncomfortable seat on a pitch-pine bench in a tin church with an American organ; the very young priest had been tiresome and antipathetic.... Frank had done his best, but he was tired and bored; the little church had been very hot, and it was no longer any fun to be stared at superciliously by a stout tradesman as he came out into the hot ...
— None Other Gods • Robert Hugh Benson

... these precarious and high questions? The office was usurped. It might have become a stranger; in a son - there was no blinking it - in a son, it was disloyal. And now, between these two natures so antipathetic, so hateful to each other, there was depending an unpardonable affront: and the providence of God alone might foresee the manner in which it would be resented ...
— Weir of Hermiston • Robert Louis Stevenson

... little walks between showers. No further mention was made by her hostess of the circumstances of the visit. She was a reticent woman; almost saturnine, Io decided, though her perfect and effortless courtesy preserved her from being antipathetic to any one beneath her own roof. How much her silence as to the unusual situation was inspired by consideration for her guest, how much due to natural reserve, ...
— Success - A Novel • Samuel Hopkins Adams

... He began to dislike and suspect Douglass. They had been antipathetic from the start, and no advance on the author's part could bring the manager nearer. It was indeed true that the young playwright was becoming a marked figure on the street, and the paragrapher of The Saucy Swells spoke of him not too obscurely as ...
— The Light of the Star - A Novel • Hamlin Garland



Words linked to "Antipathetic" :   antipathy, disinclined, hostile



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