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Antipathy vs. Apathy

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Antipathynoun

A feeling of dislike (normally towards someone, less often towards something); repugnance or distaste.

Apathynoun

Lack of emotion or motivation; lack of interest or enthusiasm towards something; disinterest (in something).

Antipathynoun

Natural contrariety or incompatibility

‘oil and water have antipathy’;

Apathynoun

Want of feeling; privation of passion, emotion, or excitement; dispassion; - applied either to the body or the mind. As applied to the mind, it is a calmness, indolence, or state of indifference, incapable of being ruffled or roused to active interest or exertion by pleasure, pain, or passion.

‘A certain apathy or sluggishness in his nature which led him . . . to leave events to take their own course.’; ‘According to the Stoics, apathy meant the extinction of the passions by the ascendency of reason.’;

Antipathynoun

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.’;

Apathynoun

an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

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Antipathynoun

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.’;

Apathynoun

the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

Antipathynoun

a feeling of intense dislike

Apathy

Apathy is a lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or concern about something. It is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, or passion.

Antipathynoun

the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided;

‘cats were his greatest antipathy’;

Antipathy

Antipathy is a dislike for something or somebody, the opposite of sympathy. While antipathy may be induced by experience, it sometimes exists without a rational cause-and-effect explanation being present to the individuals involved.Thus, the origin of antipathy has been subject to various philosophical and psychological explanations, which some people find convincing and others regard as highly speculative.

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