antipathy
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ænˈtɪpəθi/
Noun

antipathy

  1. A feeling of dislike (normally towards someone, less often towards something); repugnance or distaste.
    • 4 November 2016, Spencer Ackerman writing in The Guardian, 'The FBI is Trumpland': anti-Clinton atmosphere spurred leaking, sources say ↗
      Deep antipathy to Hillary Clinton exists within the FBI, multiple bureau sources have told the Guardian, spurring a rapid series of leaks damaging to her campaign just days before the election.
    • June 1917, The National Geographic Magazine Volume 31, No. 6, Our State Flowers/The Sagebrush
      The sagebrush belongs to the composite family, and its immediate cousins are widely distributed. They are known as the artemisias, and there are a host of them, many with important uses in the economy of civilization. Artemisia absinthium is popularly known as wormwood; from it comes the bitter, aromatic liquor known as eau or crême d'absinthe. Many of its cousins grow in Asia and Europe, including the mugwort, used by the Germans as a seasoning in cookery; southernwood, used by the British to drive away moths from linen and woolens and to force newly swarmed bees, which have a peculiar antipathy for it, into the hive
  2. Natural contrariety or incompatibility
    oil and water have antipathy
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