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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: animositas, from Latin animosus 'full of spirit', from animus; ANIMUS

animosity

noun
     
an‧i‧mos‧i‧ty plural animosities [uncountable and countable]
strong dislike or hatred [= hostility]
animosity between
There is no personal animosity between the party leaders.
animosity towards/against
She felt a certain amount of animosity towards him.

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