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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
References in classic literature ?
Though very moderate in my political antipathies and predilections, I confess to some excitement in my own case, declaring that if royalty WAS to be my lot, I would prefer not to ascend any higher on the scale than to become the property of that excellent princess, Amelie, who then presided in the Palais Royal, the daughter and sister of a king, but with as little prospects as desires of becoming a queen in her own person.
Why, monsieur, have your antipathies survived mine?
The Freshmen, instead of being a collection of unrelated individuals, found themselves a class, with a class spirit, a class yell, class interests, class antipathies and class ambitions.
antipathies it excites in others, itself without sentiment or emotion.