Animosity

Definition of Animosity

An`i`mos´i`ty
n.1.Mere spiritedness or courage.
Such as give some proof of animosity, audacity, and execution, those she [the crocodile] loveth.
- Holland.
2.Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.
Such [writings] as naturally conduce to inflame hatreds and make enmities irreconcilable.
- Spectator.
[These] factions . . . never suspended their animosities till they ruined that unhappy government.
- Hume.

Related Words

acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acrimony, animus, antagonism, antipathy, asperity, bad blood, bad feeling, bile, bitter feeling, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, choler, contempt, detestation, disaffinity, feud, gall, gnashing of teeth, hard feelings, hardheartedness, heartburning, ill blood, ill feeling, ill will, immediate dislike, loathing, malevolence, malice, personality conflict, rankling, resentment, slow burn, soreness, sourness, spleen, vendetta, venom, virulence, vitriol
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