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antipathies


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antipathy  \An*tip"a*thy\,  n.;  pl  {Antipathies}.  [L.  antipathia 
  Gr  ?;  ?  against  +  ?  to  suffer.  Cf  F.  antipathie.  See 
  {Pathos}.] 
  1.  Contrariety  or  opposition  in  feeling;  settled  aversion  or 
  dislike;  repugnance;  distaste. 
 
  Inveterate  antipathies  against  particular  nations, 
  and  passionate  attachments  to  others  are  to  be 
  avoided.  --Washington. 
 
  2.  Natural  contrariety;  incompatibility;  repugnancy  of 
  qualities;  as  oil  and  water  have  antipathy. 
 
  A  habit  is  generated  of  thinking  that  a  natural 
  antipathy  exists  between  hope  and  reason.  --I. 
  Taylor. 
 
  Note:  Antipathy  is  opposed  to  {sympathy}.  It  is  followed  by 
  to  against,  or  between;  also  sometimes  by  for 
 
  Syn:  Hatred;  aversion;  dislike;  disgust;  distaste;  enmity; 
  ill  will  repugnance;  contrariety;  opposition.  See 
  {Dislike}. 




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