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animosity

Line breaks: ani|mos¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˌanɪˈmɒsɪti
 
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Definition of animosity in English:

noun (plural animosities)

[mass noun]
Strong hostility: he no longer felt any animosity towards her
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  • There is strong animosity between the two groups and each has its own culture and traditions.
  • Wilful misinterpretation of the law has bred animosity and resentment towards disabled people.
  • Yet in spite of this long animosity, Confucianism and Buddhism unite in refusing to take positive law very seriously.
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Origin

late Middle English (originally in the sense 'spirit, courage'): from Old French animosite or late Latin animositas, from animosus 'spirited', from Latin animus 'spirit, mind'. The current sense dates from the early 17th century.

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