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    Antipathetic to people

    1. I have antipathy for people who smoke in luxury restaurants.
    2. I have an aversion to people who smoke in luxury restaurants.
    3. I'm antipathetic to people who smoke in luxury restaurants.

    Are these sentences the same meaning and natural to say?

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    Re: Antipathetic to people

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    1. I have antipathy for people who smoke in luxury restaurants.
    2. I have an aversion to people who smoke in luxury restaurants.
    3. I'm antipathetic to people who smoke in luxury restaurants.

    Are these sentences the same meaning and natural to say?

    Thank you very much, Teachers
    Only #2 is natural English. That's to say, you are unlikely to hear the other two.

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    Re: Antipathetic to people

    But 3 seems to me less unacceptable. The prefix 'anti-' is a clue to what sort of preposition sounds right.

    But antipathy is often about mutual bad feeling, not just aversion. People who are antipathetic don't get on with each other.

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