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antipathy

[antip′əthē]
Etymology: Gk, anti + pathos, suffering
a strong feeling of aversion or antagonism to particular objects, situations, or individuals. antipathic, adj.

an·ti·pa·thy

(an-tip'ă-thē)
Aversion, repugnance, intolerance.
[G. antipatheia]

antipathy

(an-tip′ă-thē) [ anti- + -pathy]
1. A feeling of strong aversion.
2. An object of strong aversion.
antipathic (ant″i-path′ik), adjective
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The recipes and relationships of The Changeling exhibit "the cosmological undercurrents of antipathies and sympathies" (26), and the experimentation and lycanthropy present in The Duchess of Malfi enters into the world of demonology.
In the wake of this tragedy, it is wise to heed the counsel of George Washington, who, in his Farewell Address, advised his fellow citizens that "nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations and passionate attachments for others should be excluded, and that in place of them just and amicable feelings toward all should be cultivated.
Historical ethnic antipathies aside, the nations and economies of the world have become more interrelated over the past few years.