antipathy


antipathy
antipathy 1 antagonism, *enmity, hostility, animosity, rancor, animus
Analogous words: repugnance, abhorrence, repellency, distaste (see corresponding adjectives at REPUGNANT): avoidance, evasion, eschewal, escape (see corresponding verbs at ESCAPE)
Antonyms: taste (for): affection (for)
Contrasted words: *attraction, sym
pathy: *predilection, partiality, prepossession: *attachment, love
2 Antipathy, aversion are closer synonyms than their corresponding adjectives when they denote the state of mind created by what is antipathetic to one.
Antipathy distinctly implies an emotional state, often a settled emotion, which prevents reconciliation or contact or which more often definitely implies hostility (see ENMITY).
Aversion on the other hand suggests a predisposition or an unwillingness to meet, encounter, or entertain, which shows itself in avoidance or rejection rather than in hatred; thus, one has an antipathy to cats who is violently repelled by them and drives them from his presence; one has an aversion to cats who merely avoids contact with them.
Ana, Ant & Contrasted words: see those at ANTIPATHY 1

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