noun, plural an·i·mos·i·ties.
Origin of animosity
Examples from the Web for animosity
But the animosity between the community and law enforcement is nothing new.
Is it weird to see all the current animosity between the U.S. and Russia now?'Archer Creator Adam Reed on 'Vice,' Season 6's 'Unreboot,' and New Characters|Marlow Stern|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The result created quite a bit of “animosity and bad blood.”
It is this mindless atrocity, driven by both avarice and animosity, that is at play in the film.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But animosity started in the1920s, with Jewish-Arab clashes.
The house of lords meanwhile was not free from animosity and contention.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
He has some reason for his animosity to all the men, and to one woman of your family.Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
The animosity with which the patrician order was regarded was inflamed by the arts and the eloquence of Seymour.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
When he opposed the purchase of Louisiana it looks as if he allowed his animosity for Jefferson to put his judgment in chancery.Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
Japan did not desire either to increase the animosity of her enemy or to lose the sympathy of her allies.
British Dictionary definitions for animosity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for animosity
Word Origin and History for animosity
early 15c., "vigor," from Middle French animosité (14c.) or directly from Latin animositatem (nominative animositas) "boldness, vehemence," from animosus "bold, spirited," from animus (see animus). Sense of "hostile feeling" is first recorded c.1600, from a secondary sense in Latin (see animus).