Definition of animosity in English:


Syllabification: an·i·mos·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈmäsitē

noun (plural animosities)


late Middle English (originally in the sense 'spirit, courage'): from Old French animosité 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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