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animosity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Animosity  \An`i*mos"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Animosities}.  [F. 
  animosit['e],  fr  L.  animositas  See  {Animose},  {Animate},  v. 
  t.] 
  1.  Mere  spiritedness  or  courage.  [Obs.]  --Skelton. 
 
  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.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Enmity;  hatred;  opposition.  --  {Animosity},  {Enmity}. 
  Enmity  be  dormant  or  concealed;  animosity  is  active 
  enmity,  inflamed  by  collision  and  mutual  injury  between 
  opposing  parties.  The  animosities  which  were  continually 
  springing  up  among  the  clans  in  Scotland  kept  that 
  kingdom  in  a  state  of  turmoil  and  bloodshed  for 
  successive  ages.  The  animosities  which  have  been 
  engendered  among  Christian  sects  have  always  been  the 
  reproach  of  the  church. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  animosity 
  n  :  a  feeling  of  ill  will  arousing  active  hostility  [syn:  {animus}, 
  {bad  blood}] 




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