Definition of animosity in English:

animosity

Line breaks: ani|mos¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˌanɪˈmɒsɪti
 
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noun (plural animosities)

[mass noun]

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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