animosity

[ an-uh-mos-i-tee ]
/ ˌæn əˈmɒs ɪ ti /

noun, plural an·i·mos·i·ties.

a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action: a deep-seated animosity between two sisters; animosity against one's neighbor.

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Origin of animosity

1400–50; late Middle English animosite (<Middle French ) <Late Latin animōsitās.See animus, -ose1, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for animosity

animosity
/ (ˌænɪˈmɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a powerful and active dislike or hostility; enmity

Word Origin for animosity

C15: from Late Latin animōsitās, from Latin animōsus spirited, from animus
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