animosity /ˌanɪˈmɒsɪti/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. strong hostility

he no longer felt any animosity towards her.
– 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 cent.

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